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Patrolman Herman A. Drexler | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Herman A. Drexler

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, May 16, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Herman Drexler was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a reported burglary at a hardware store at 2512 West Third Street.

As Patrolman Drexler exited the patrol car he was shot in the chest and his partner was shot in the leg. One of the suspects attempted to stand over his partner and shoot him again but the partner was able to wrestle the man to the ground and arrest him.

Both suspects were sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Drexler had served with the Dayton Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.

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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

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 16, 2015

 

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