Patrolman Henry Hanakas

Patrolman Henry Hanakas

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, March 3, 1918

Henry Hanakas

Patrolman Henry Hanakas succumbed to gunshot wounds received four days earlier when he attempted to make an arrest at a domestic disturbance call at 1227 Whitlow Street.

The subject was hiding behind a door and attacked Patrolman Hanakas, disarming him. The man then shot him with the revolver. Despite the wounds, Patrolman Hanakas was able to fight the subject off with his nightstick, causing a deep laceration.

Officer Hennekes had served with the agency for 23-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and four sons.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 23 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 28, 1918
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Henry Hanakas of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 4, 2018

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