Patrolman Henry Zimmerer

Patrolman Henry Zimmerer

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, August 25, 1895

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Henry Zimmerer

Patrolman Henry Zimmerer was struck and killed by a streetcar on Colerain Avenue, near Ethan Street, shortly after 2:30 pm.

He was riding the streetcar when he observed two men fighting in the street. He was preparing to jump from the streetcar to stop the fight and failed to see an oncoming streetcar on the tracks. The oncoming streetcar struck him just as he stepped from the streetcar he was riding.

The two men who were fighting were never identified.

Patrolman Zimmerer had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for less than one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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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 Patrolman Henry Zimmerer of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

August 25, 2021

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