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Chief of Police Robert W. Kappenburg | East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

Chief of Police

Robert W. Kappenburg

East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Sunday, October 8, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 9/19/1916

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Chief Robert Kappenburg was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on Main Street.

On Tuesday, September 19, 1916, Chief Kappenberg was directing traffic on Main Street near Bissell Street when he tried to divert a motorist driving on the wrong side of Main Street. While trying to redirect the errant vehicle, Chief Kappenberg was struck in the back by a second car. Chief Kappenberg was taken to Hartford Hospital where he died on Sunday, October 8, 1916.

Chief Kappenberg had been with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Chief of Police Kappenburg. Your courage was appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
October 8, 2014

 

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