Patrolman Clarence Mihlheiser

Patrolman Clarence Mihlheiser

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 28, 1939

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Clarence Mihlheiser

Patrolman Clarence Mihlheiser succumbed to injuries he received in a single-vehicle crash on August 25, 1939.

Officers were setting up barricades and closing the Grand Central Parkway due to a severe storm. Patrolman Mihlheiser was on the running board of the patrol vehicle when the automobile skidded and struck a tree near 68th Avenue in Forest Hills. He was transported to Parsons Hospital, Flushing, where he died three days later.

Patrolman Mihlheiser had served with the New York City Police Department for at nine years and was assigned to the Grand Central Parkway Precinct, the present-day Highway 3. He was survived by his wife, son, infant daughter, parents, six brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 9134

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, August 25, 1939

single vehicle crash, weather

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Patrolman Clarence Mihlheiser was my father. I was 11 months old when he died. I am now 83 years old and even though I hardly knew him or even remember him, I love him dearly and honor and respect his service and those who served with him and those who serve now. God Bless our Men in Blue.

Lois Mihlheiser/Berger/Rizzardi

Lois Rizzardi

November 14, 2021

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