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Patrolman Dale Robin TenHaken | Manitowoc Police Department, Wisconsin Manitowoc Police Department, Wisconsin


Dale Robin TenHaken

Manitowoc Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 051

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Dale TenHaken was shot and killed after making a traffic stop on the driver of a car for not having license plates or its head lights on, at an apartment complex.

During the traffic stop Officer TenHaken radioed for backup. Responding officers found him laying face down between two vehicles with a gunshot wound to the back. Two juvenile suspects with outstanding warrants were later arrested in a neighboring county.

The suspect who shot Officer TenHaken was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The accomplice was sentenced to 22 years.
Officer TenHaken is survived by his fiancée.

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And here we are again; another year that you should have had to live your life, serve the community & keep our little corner of the world safe.
I will not ever forget your sacrifice.

Kim Lazansky Philippi
Citizen of Manitowoc
September 22, 2017


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