Patrolman Henry Zimmerer

Patrolman Henry Zimmerer

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, August 25, 1895

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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and fourteenth anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 25, 2009

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