Patrolman Dale Robin TenHaken

Patrolman Dale Robin TenHaken

Manitowoc Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, September 23, 1998

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Dale Robin TenHaken

Officer Dale TenHaken was shot and killed after making a traffic stop on the driver of a car for not having license plates or its head lights on, at an apartment complex.

During the traffic stop Officer TenHaken radioed for backup. Responding officers found him laying face down between two vehicles with a gunshot wound to the back. Two juvenile suspects with outstanding warrants were later arrested in a neighboring county.

The suspect who shot Officer TenHaken was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The accomplice was sentenced to 22 years.
Officer TenHaken is survived by his fiancée.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 051

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer TenHaken,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Manitowac. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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