Deputy Sheriff Henry Denman

Deputy Sheriff Henry Denman

Racine County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, June 25, 1953

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Henry Denman

Deputy Sheriff Henry Denman and Deputy Sheriff George Hansen were killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a vehicle for speeding.

During the pursuit a third vehicle, driven by a drunk driver, pulled into their path. In an attempt to avoid striking the third car, the officers swerved, causing their vehicle to go out of control and crash. Deputy Denman succumbed to his injuries one week after the accident.

The drunk driver was never charged with any crimes.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender No charges filed

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Henry was my Grandfather that I unfortunately never met. I have heard many stories about Henry all of them describing a very tough honest man with the highest level of integrity. See you in heaven Grandpa.

Mark Denman

November 21, 2019

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