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Deputy Sheriff Henry Wendelstorf | Queens County Sheriff's Department, New York Queens County Sheriff's Department, New York

Deputy Sheriff

Henry Wendelstorf

Queens County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, June 25, 1897

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 6/24/1897

Weapon: Blunt object; Bat

Offender: Sentenced to 18 years

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Deputy Wendelstorf died of wounds he received the previous day when he was beaten with a baseball bat while attempting to make an arrest.

Deputy Wendelstorf responded to a farm after it was reported to him that two brother slashed a farmer with a razor after he caught them stealing cherries. When Deputy Wendelstorf attempted to arrest the brothers, one of them struck him in the head several times with a bat, fracturing his skull.

Deputy Wendelstorf was taken to Flushing Hospital where he died the next day from his injuries.

The two brothers were arrested. One was sentenced to 18 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter. The other brother was not charged in the death of Deputy Wendelstorf, but was charged with assaulting the farmer. He was sentenced to one year.

Deputy Wendelstorf was survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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June 25, 2015


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