Patrolman Henry Ebenhack

Patrolman Henry Ebenhack

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 1888

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Henry Ebenhack

Patrolman Henry Ebenhack was shot and killed in front of 200 North Market Street while escorting a prisoner to jail.

He and another officer had arrested the man inside a bawdy house. As they walked him to jail the man began to argue with Patrolman Ebenhack and took a fighting stance. Patrolman Ebenhack struck him with a light whip as the other officer grabbed the man around the waist.

The subject then produced a revolver and shot Patrolman Ebenhack in the chest, causing a mortal wound. After shooting Patrolman Ebenhack, the man handed his revolver to the other officer and surrendered. He was subsequently convicted of second degree manslaughter.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 24, 2020

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