Substitute Patrolman Henry Roese

Substitute Patrolman Henry Roese

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 16, 1890

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 and is buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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God bless your loving soul, Patrolman Roese. Rest in peace, your commitment to duty no matter how long won't be forgotten. My dad was a longtime New York City police officer for almost thirty-eight years spread out over five decades with the 102 precinct.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2013

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