Police Officer John Joseph Hartenstein

Police Officer John Joseph Hartenstein

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 1967

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John Joseph Hartenstein

Officer John Hartenstein was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle on West Fort Street near Distel Street.

Officer Hartenstein had served with the Detroit Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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It's been nearly fifty years. And I still remember us going to dulys for Coney Island hot dogs.

Henry chantre
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January 15, 2017

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