Police Officer E. G. Meinke

Police Officer E. G. Meinke

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 23, 1917

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E. G. Meinke

Officer Meinke, Officer Ira Raney, Officer Ross Patton, Officer Horace Moody, and Officer Rufus Daniels were all shot and killed during race riots which were sparked by the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan. After being harassed by local law enforcement and citizens a large mob of the soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city.

110 of the soldiers were court-martialed after being taken into custody. 19 of them were sentenced to death and executed.

Officer Meinke was survived by his wife, parents, two brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 19 suspects executed

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Rest In Peace Houston Police Officer E. G. Meinke. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

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