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Policeman Milton Hinkle | Pittsburg Police Department, Kansas Pittsburg Police Department, Kansas

Policeman

Milton Hinkle

Pittsburg Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, December 26, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/25/1902

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Policeman Milton Hinkle was shot and killed with his own weapon after being attacked by a mob of miners. Policeman Hinkle was attempting to calm a disturbance when the group of people became unruly. One of the men in the group grabbed Policeman Hinkle's service revolver and shot him with it.

The suspect's brother was apprehended and taken to the city jail. Policeman Hinkle died of his wounds at 0200 hours the following morning.

A group of citizens removed the brothers from the jail and hanged him, believing he had shot Policeman Hinkle. However, the other brother was the actual shooter. He was arrested in Oakland, California, on April 12th, 1904.

Policeman Hinkle was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Rest in Peace, Policeman Hinkle. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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