Lieutenant Louis Arthur Hinkel

Lieutenant Louis Arthur Hinkel

Dearborn Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, August 2, 1974

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.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge LIEUTENANT

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

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My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”


I wrote this when I lost a good friend (Police officer) to a horrible disease (cancer). I think it applies to all law enforcement officers (that’s who I had in mind as I wrote), but it resonates most when we lose one in the line of duty…RIP my brother.

SGT BARTON
GARDEN CITY PD

August 1, 2013

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