Lieutenant Albert Charles Grosskopf

Lieutenant Albert Charles Grosskopf

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, February 13, 1943

Add to My Heroes

Albert Charles Grosskopf

Lieutenant Albert Grosskopf suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to the scene of a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in the downtown district.

He had responded to the scene in a city ambulance and collapsed while overseeing the response of more than 50 police officers. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

The fire he had responded to was the fifth fire in less than one week. Lieutenant Michael Thiesenhusen, with the Milwaukee Fire Department, suffered a fatal heart attack at another fire only 15 hours earlier.

Lieutenant Grosskopf had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for 26 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 690

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

structure fire

Most Recent Reflection

View all 2 Reflections

Lt. Grosskopf,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milwaukee. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 13, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.