Patrolman Myron J. Henderson

Patrolman Myron J. Henderson

Massillon Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 1946

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Myron J. Henderson

Patrolman Henderson was shot and killed by a man who attempted to take over the police station at 0100 hours. The suspect claimed that the FBI told him to take over the station and ordered Patrolman to make a phone call. As Patrolman Henderson made the call he retrieved a pistol from a drawer and ordered the man to drop the weapon. The suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Henderson. Another officer called to the scene shot the suspect, who died from his wounds several months later.

Patrolman Henderson had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Myron J. Henderson of the Massillon Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

June 12, 2019

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