Patrolman Henry F. “Chip” Werner, Jr. (1941-2021)


 Chip was born January 25, 1941 to Henry F. Werner, Sr., first headmaster of Summit School for Boys.

Chip joined the United State Marine Corps Reserves on June 21, 1963 and served in the Infantry. For six months, he served in active duty with a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) for six months in Okinawa and Japan. He was honorably discharged on April 16, 1964 and continued in the Reserves in the Military Police.

Chip joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on March 23, 1964. He was promoted to Patrolman on June 28, 1964, issued Badge 808, and assigned to District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue). On June 27, 1965, he transferred to District 4 (7017 Vine Street). Patrolman Werner resigned on September 25, 1966, with four years of service, and moved to Massachusetts.

In 1967, he joined the Massachusetts State Police, working mainly in investigations in gaming. Among his exploits was his involvement in the crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, Jr. investigation. He served his country, Cincinnati, and Massachusetts for twenty years until 1983.

Patrolman Werner passed peacefully on July 17, 2021 at St. Margaret Hall in Cincinnati at the age of 80. 

Patrolman Werner is survived by his children, Mike (Amy) Werner, Karen (Jay) Schreckenhofer, Matt (Kim) Werner, Kevin (Kelly) Werner, and Molly (Alex) Childs; and 20 grandchildren.

Unfortunately, we have just now been advised of Patrolman Werner’s death.


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