Lieutenant Henry Walpole

Lieutenant Henry Walpole

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, May 17, 1911

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Henry Walpole

Lieutenant Henry Walpole suffered a fatal heart attack while trying to save several people sleeping in the third story of a building at 137 Bates Street.

The building was shattered by an explosion believed to have been caused by gasoline. Lieutenant Walpole rushed from the police station nearby, fought his way through the flames, and succeeded in alarming the sleepers when he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Lieutenant Walpole served with the Detroit Police Department for more than 21 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 21 years, 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

explosion, search and rescue

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

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