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Police Officer Herbert Bitzel | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Herbert Bitzel

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Monday, September 20, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years, 7 months

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Cause: Struck by streetcar

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Police Officer Herbert Bitzel was killed after being struck by a street car near the intersection of Edmonson Avenue and North Arlington Avenue.

He had boarded the streetcar along with his sergeant and several other officers. He was standing on the front step of the front platform when he fell for unknown reasons and was struck by the streetcar. He transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Bitzel had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for two years and was assigned to the Northwestern District. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Officer Bitzel,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore.


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September 20, 2015


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