Patrolman Henry Bodendieck

Patrolman Henry Bodendieck

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 3, 1924

Henry Bodendieck

Patrolman Henry Bodendieck was shot and killed while questioning a burglary suspect. He and several other officers had been searching for the suspect when they stopped by a local candy store to use the phone to report in.

As the other officers made the call Patrolman Bodendieck recognized the suspect sitting at a booth in the store. The patrolman asked the man's name and the man identified himself. When Patrolman Bodendieck ordered the man to stand up the man produced a revolver and opened fire, killing the patrolman.

The suspect attempted to flee but was apprehended by the other officers in the store.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bodendieck. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

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