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Police Officer Henry W. Dunker | Cairo Police Department, Illinois Cairo Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Henry W. Dunker

Cairo Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, September 18, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/17/1892

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Henry Dunker was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for disorderly conduct.

The suspect was arrested by the county sheriff and removed from the area to avoid a lynching. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison on February 21, 1893. He was denied a pardon in 1901.

Officer Dunker had served with the Cairo Police Department for 12 years.

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Officer Dunker's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-25-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
July 25, 2016

 

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