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Officer James E. Hendricks | Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota


James E. Hendricks

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Sunday, December 15, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Hendricks was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a call on Portland Avenue, South, where a man was threatening a woman with a gun. As Officer Hendricks attempted to take the gun from the man he was shot in the chest and groin. The suspect was shot and wounded by Officer Hendricks' partner. He was taken into custody, convicted of Officer Hendricks' murder, and has since died while in prison.
Officer Hendricks had been with the agency for five years and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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In 1963 I was a young rookie with the MPD. I still remember dog watch roll call that night. Jim was killed on the middle watch. It was pretty sad. I was assigned to the same squad Jim had been riding, 551. You will never be forgotten.

Ken Smith, Sgt. Retired
Minneapolis PD
August 21, 2014


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