Substitute Patrolman Henry Roese

Substitute Patrolman Henry Roese

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 16, 1890

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Henry Roese

Patrolman Henry Roese succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three months earlier when his revolver fell to the ground and discharged as he stepped from a streetcar.

The accident occurred only one week after he was sworn in.

Patrolman Roese was survived by his mother.

He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 21, 1890

accidental discharge

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Substitute Patrolman Henry Roese of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 87 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 16, 2023

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