Police Officer Henry W. Dunker

Police Officer Henry W. Dunker

Cairo Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 18, 1892

Henry W. Dunker

Officer Henry Dunker was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for disorderly conduct.

The suspect was arrested by the county sheriff and removed from the area to avoid a lynching. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison on February 21, 1893. He was denied a pardon in 1901.

Officer Dunker had served with the Cairo Police Department for 12 years.

Bio

  • Age 64
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 17, 1892
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Dunker's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-25-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

July 25, 2016

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