Chief of Police Robert W. Kappenburg

Chief of Police Robert W. Kappenburg

East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, October 8, 1916

Robert W. Kappenburg

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.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 19, 1916

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Chief Kappenburg,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of East Hartford.

R.I.P:
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United States Border Patrol

October 8, 2018

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