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Sergeant Timothy J. Henck | Suffolk County Police Department, New York Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Timothy J. Henck

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, August 6, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 292

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 7/31/1995

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Timothy Henck died from injuries he received one week earlier when a robbery suspect rammed his cruiser.

On July 31, 1995, Sergeant Henck was working a 10 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. tour in the Fifth Precinct. At approximately 12:45 a.m., a police officer observed a subject fleeing the scene of a burglary at a local store in Bohemia. The subject fled in a van and a motor vehicle pursuit ensued.

Sergeant Henck was supervising the pursuit as it went westbound on the Long Island Expressway towards Huntington. Sergeant Henck, considering the safety of other officers and motorists, attempted to stop the van. The subject rammed his vehicle numerous times sending it into an embankment on the Expressway near exit 52. Sergeant Henck was pinned in his patrol vehicle. When he was removed from the vehicle, officers performed CPR and he was then airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital. On August 6, 1995, Sergeant Henck succumbed to his injuries.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, and mother.

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