Officer Michael D. Hemschmeyer

Officer Michael D. Hemschmeyer

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, November 2, 1973

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Michael D. Hemschmeyer

Officer Hemschmeyer was killed in a traffic accident while responding to another officer’s call for assistance around 2 p.m.

A sedan that had pulled over for the officer’s emergency lights was struck from behind by a five-ton city garbage truck. The force of the collision threw the vehicle into the path of the approaching patrol car, killing officer Hemschmeyer.

Officer Hemschmeyer had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1845

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace Officer Hemschmeyer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 27, 2019

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