Patrol Officer Verl C. Whinery

Patrol Officer Verl C. Whinery

Anoka Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, January 18, 1947

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Verl C. Whinery

Patrol Officer Verl Whinery was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at a crash scene at Seventh Avenue and Highway 10 in Anoka.

At 1:45 a.m., two cars collided, and one of the vehicles caught on fire. While firefighters were extinguishing the fire, Officer Whinery directed traffic around the scene. A driver approaching the intersection slid on the icy road and struck Officer Whinery.

Officer Whinery had served with the Anoka Police Department for seven months. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene, directing traffic, weather

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Officer Whinery,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Anoka. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 18, 2022

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