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Police Officer E. G. Meinke | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

E. G. Meinke

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 23, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: 19 suspects executed

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Officer Meinke, Officer Ira Raney, Officer Ross Patton, Officer Horace Moody, and Officer Rufus Daniels were all shot and killed during race riots which were sparked by the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan. After being harassed by local law enforcement and citizens a large mob of the soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city.

110 of the soldiers were court-martialed after being taken into custody. 19 of them were sentenced to death and executed.

Officer Meinke was survived by his wife, parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

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Rest In Peace Houston Police Officer E. G. Meinke. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 20, 2016

 

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