Chief of Police Burnell Imhoff

Chief of Police Burnell Imhoff

New Holland Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1939

Burnell Imhoff

Chief Burnell Imhoff succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Custer Avenue. He had taken evasive action to avoid striking a vehicle that had also entered the intersection. His motorcycle left the roadway and struck a restaurant, causing fatal injuries.

He was first taken home, and then transported to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Chief Imhoff was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the New Holland Police Department for 2 1/2 years. He was the agency's first police chief and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 3, 1939

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 8, 2015

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