Police Officer Richard G. Hinshaw

Police Officer Richard G. Hinshaw

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, October 1, 1937

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Richard G. Hinshaw

Officer Hinshaw was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol. A pedestrian ran into the road in front of his motorcycle at Rondo and MacKubin Streets. Officer Hinshaw struck the pedestrian, causing the motorcycle to go out of control. He suffered a severe head injury and succumbed to those injuries 11 days later.
Officer Hinshaw had been with the agency for only six months. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, September 20, 1937

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 1, 2020

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