Lieutenant Louis Arthur Hinkel

Lieutenant Louis Arthur Hinkel

Dearborn Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, August 2, 1974

Add to My Heroes

Louis Arthur Hinkel

Lieutenant Louis Hinkel was shot and killed by a suspect armed with a rifle. When Lieutenant Hinkle arrived at the scene he attempted to talk the suspect into dropping the rife, but the suspect opened fire, killing Lieutenant Hinkel. The suspect was shot and killed by other officers.

Lieutenant Hinkel had served with the agency for 27 years.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 27 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed by officers

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

Rest in peace Lt. Hinkel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 12, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.