Patrolman Joseph W. Herzog

Patrolman Joseph W. Herzog

Austin Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, July 1, 1945

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Joseph W. Herzog

Patrolman Joseph Herzog was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident scene at the intersection of Kenwood Avenue and Myrtle Street at 2:15 am. Although he was using a flashlight and the red lights on the patrol car and a tow truck were on, a vehicle entered the area and struck him at approximately 45 mph.

The driver claimed she thought the lights were from a nearby business sign. No charges were filed.

Patrolman Herzog had served with the Austin Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Herzog,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Austin. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 1, 2020

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