The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Police Officer Roger Leslie Vorherr
Roger was born June 3, 1940 to Wilber E. and Emma Mary (Teddy) Vorherr. When he was 16 months old, his father joined the Cincinnati Police Division. By the time he was 10 years old, his father was promoted to Detective. He attended Western Hills High School, where he participated in track was an outstanding football player and graduated in June 1958.
Beginning in February 1959, he worked as a Mechanic for the Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company.
Roger followed his father into the Cincinnati Police Division on March 12, 1967 as a Police Recruit. He was promoted to Patrolman on June 4, 1967, issued Badge 689, and assigned to District 2 (314 Broadway). He was rotated to District 7 (813 Beecher Street) in 1967 and to District 5 (1012 Ludlow Avenue) in 1968. Patrolman Voherr also served in Communications (310 Lincoln Park Drive), District 3 (3201 Warsaw Avenue), and District 1. Police Officer Vorherr resigned for another occupation on September 7, 1979, with 12½ years of service.
Lately, his health declined and Officer Vorherr went into hospice on October 11, 2019. He died late night October 15, 2019 at 79 years old.
Officer Vorherr is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty (Lane) Vorherr; children, Leslie (Tom) Braemer, Roger W. A. (Patricia E.) Vorherr, and Sandra (Scott) Hamilton; grandchildren, Tommy, Emma-Leigh, Andi, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Zachary, Jacob, and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Zoey and Adelina; and sister, Donna (Jay) Morgeson.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at 3229 Burnet Avenue #3018, Cincinnati, OH 45229 or to Hospice of Cincinnati P.O. Box 633597 Cincinnati, OH 45263.
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