Police Officer Richard G. Hinshaw

Police Officer Richard G. Hinshaw

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, October 1, 1937

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Richard G. Hinshaw

Officer Hinshaw was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol. A pedestrian ran into the road in front of his motorcycle at Rondo and MacKubin Streets. Officer Hinshaw struck the pedestrian, causing the motorcycle to go out of control. He suffered a severe head injury and succumbed to those injuries 11 days later.
Officer Hinshaw had been with the agency for only six months. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 20, 1937

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Even though your end of watch was 76 years ago today, you are still not forgotten. As someone aspiring to become a LEO, I admire your sacrifice in the service of your people. I hope that some day I have the same courage as you to stand in the face of death while on the job. Thank you for your service. RIP Officer Hinshaw.

Law Enforcement Explorer from Minnesota

October 1, 2013

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