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Patrolman John W. Hennigar | Richmond Police Department, Indiana Richmond Police Department, Indiana


John W. Hennigar

Richmond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 22, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Location: Ohio

Incident Date: 10/21/1924

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged with murder

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Patrolman John Hennigar succumbed to injuries suffered the previous day when he was intentionally struck by a suspect whom he had pursued into Ohio on the National Road. The driver of the vehicle drove into Patrolman Hennigar's police motorcycle just east of New Westville located in Preble County, causing fatal injuries.

The pursuit started when the man fled after Patrolman Hennigar and his partner attempted to stop the man for transporting liquor. The suspect was arrested the following day and was charged with murder.

Patrolman Hennigar had served with the Richmond Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Hennigar. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 6, 2013


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