The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Police Officer Philip Lee Hummeldorf
Phil was born September 11, 1941 to a machinist, Norbert, and Beulah (Geers) Hummeldorf of Armory Avenue in the West End of Cincinnati. He graduated from Hughes Evening High School during June 1966. While attending night school, he worked during the day at Kroger’s at 1515 Linn Street from May 1962 to September 1966.
Phil joined the Cincinnati Police Division on September 26, 1966. He was promoted to Patrolman on December 27, 1966, issued Badge Number 355, and assigned to District 4 (7017 Vine Street). As was the practice at that time, he was rotated after a year to District 2 (314 Broadway). Almost seven years later, on December 5, 1975, Police Officer Hummeldorf transferred back to District 4 (by then at 4150 Reading Road). Officer Hummeldorf retired on September 26, 1992 with 26 years of service and 22 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
Officer Hummeldorf’s uncle, Lieutenant Harvey Hummeldorf; brother, Police Specialist Roger Hummeldorf; and cousins, Patrolman Ronald Hummeldorf and Sergeant Al Hamman, also served on the Cincinnati Police Division.
He also provided security for McAlpins Department Store and Bass Pro Shops.
Officer Hummeldorf passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 77½ years.
He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip M. (Kathy) Hummeldorf (2012); and brother, Roger G. Hummeldorf (2007). He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary (Froehle) Hummeldorf; children, Julie (Kelly), Pamela (Jon), Paul (Lori), Christopher (Angela), and Stephanie (Dean); nineteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and siblings, Norbert (Doris), Gary (Mary), Sandy, David, and Vicki.
The family will receive friends and family 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church at 1830 W. Galbraith Road. A FOP service will be held at 10 a.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m.
Donations can be made in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
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