Assistant Police Chief Henry Brinkmeyer | Middletown Police Department

Middletown Assistant Chief Henry Brinkmeyer
Middletown Assistant Chief Henry Brinkmeyer

Age: 64
Served: 40 years
1899 to October 29, 1939


Assistant Chief Brinkmeyer was returning from a disturbance call on October 29, 1939, when a taxi driver offered him a ride to the Middletown Police station. While on Central Avenue, a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old Middletown resident ran a stop sign at Clinton Street and the two vehicles collided at 2:20 a.m. Assistant Chief Brinkmeyer was seriously injured and rushed to the Middletown Hospital where he died fifteen hours later.

Assistant Chief Brinkmeyer was survived by his wife, Katherine Bringmeyer, and two children, Helen (37) and Robert Bringkmeyer (34). He was buried in Woodside Cemetery on November 1, 1939.

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(c) This narrative was revised October 22, 2011 by Cincinnati Police Lieutenant Stephen R. Kramer (Retired), Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society President. All rights are reserved to him and the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society.