Assistant Chief of Police Henry F. Brinkmeyer

Assistant Chief of Police Henry F. Brinkmeyer

Middletown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, October 29, 1939

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Henry F. Brinkmeyer

Assistant Chief Henry Brinkmeyer was killed in an automobile crash while returning from a disturbance call.

He was riding in a taxi cab when another vehicle ran a red light and struck the vehicle at Central Avenue and Clinton Street. The impact pushed the taxi into the window of a local business.

Assistant Chief Brinkmeyer had served with the Middletown Police Department for 40 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

disturbance, vehicle crash

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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 Assistant Chief of Police Henry F. Brinkmeyer of the Middletown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 29, 2023

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