Chief of Police Herbert Lesch

Chief of Police Herbert Lesch

Wheeling Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 8, 1935

Herbert Lesch

Chief Herbert Lesch was killed in a motorcycle accident when he collided with a state police car while escorting a milk truck during a strike.

Chief Lesch had served with the Wheeling Police Department for four years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Chief Lesch's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-23-18 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 23, 2018

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