Reserve Officer Ernest G. Lindemann

Reserve Officer Ernest G. Lindemann

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Thursday, October 30, 1969

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Ernest G. Lindemann

Reserve Officer Ernest Lindemann was shot and killed while escorting a woman to retrieve belongings from her room at the Queen's Hotel at 1415 Punchbowl Street.

When the woman's husband learned the officer was there he attacked him, gained control of his service weapon, and fatally shot him.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life.

Reserve Officer Lindemann had served with the Honolulu Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Officer Lindemann,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Honolulu. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 30, 2019

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