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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You are not forgotten, Grandpa Joe. While we never met, your legacy, bravery and service to others has never been forgotten. Your children and your entire family remembers you today and always. We wish we could have met you.

Ruth Herzog Kewitsch

April 2, 2018

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