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Patrolman Erhardt Meyer | Grosse Pointe Park Police Department, Michigan Grosse Pointe Park Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman

Erhardt Meyer

Grosse Pointe Park Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, June 1, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Patrolman Erhardt Meyer and Patrolman Claude Lanstra were shot and killed by the driver of a vehicle wanted for hit-and-run. The two had been investigating the accident and had just left the police station when other officers heard several shots fired. The officers responded to the scene and found Patrolman Lanstra on the ground and Patrolman Meyer still in the patrol car, both mortally wounded.

The responding officers spotted the vehicle and exchanged shots with it when they tried to stop it. Both suspects were apprehended. One later died in prison and the second was acquitted after receiving a new trial.

Patrolman Meyer had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife.

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End of Watch: Sunday, June 1, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

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