Lieutenant Louis Arthur Hinkel

Lieutenant Louis Arthur Hinkel

Dearborn Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, August 2, 1974

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Louis Arthur Hinkel

Lieutenant Louis Hinkel was shot and killed by a man armed with a rifle.

When Lieutenant Hinkel arrived at the scene he attempted to talk the man into dropping the rifle, but the man opened fire, killing him. The subject was taken into custody by other officers. He was convicted of Lieutenant Hinkel's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Lieutenant Hinkel had served with the Dearborn Police Department for 27 years.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 27 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

weapons violation

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

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