Night Policeman Frank Herrmann

Night Policeman Frank Herrmann

Bluffton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 5, 1929

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Frank Herrmann

Night Policeman Frank Herrmann succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle he had attempted to stop for speeding on Main Street.

He stepped into the travel lane to flag it down when he was struck.

Policeman Herrmann had served in law enforcement for 46 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 46 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 3, 1929

traffic stop

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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 Night Policeman Frank Herrmann of the Bluffton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 5, 2023

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