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

Officer Whinery was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident scene at Seventh and Highway 10. He had just started directing traffic after transporting two accident victims to a local hospital. A driver slid on the icy road and slid into Officer Whinery.

Officer Whinery had been 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

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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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