Chief of Police Burnell Imhoff

Chief of Police Burnell Imhoff

New Holland Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1939

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Burnell Imhoff

Chief Burnell Imhoff succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Custer Avenue. He had taken evasive action to avoid striking a vehicle that had also entered the intersection. His motorcycle left the roadway and struck a restaurant, causing fatal injuries.

He was first taken home, and then transported to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Chief Imhoff was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the New Holland Police Department for 2 1/2 years. He was the agency's first police chief and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 3, 1939

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Chief Imhoff,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 7, 2019

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