Patrolman Herman A. Drexler

Patrolman Herman A. Drexler

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 16, 1947

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Herman A. Drexler

Patrolman Herman Drexler was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a reported burglary at a hardware store at 2512 West Third Street.

As Patrolman Drexler exited the patrol car he was shot in the chest and his partner was shot in the leg. One of the suspects attempted to stand over his partner and shoot him again but the partner was able to wrestle the man to the ground and arrest him.

Both suspects were sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Drexler had served with the Dayton Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 230

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

burglary

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Patrolman Drexler,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dayton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 16, 2022

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