Officer Henry Joseph Eidler

Officer Henry Joseph Eidler

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 1955

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Henry Joseph Eidler

Officer Henry Eidler was killed when a 15-ton furniture truck with no brakes struck his parked vehicle on the Clay Street hill. The out of control truck also struck and killed six other civilians on the hill before it could be stopped.

Officer Eidler had been with the agency for 25 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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My greatest respect to any police officer...lack of respect by some of the public and the great demand and responsibility of their position must be a heavy strain....we should support these great public protectors more.. I do and i thank them deeply.

Paul Fenlon member of public.
British citizen. a supporter of all police ranks....thank you again.

December 3, 2019

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