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New Hero Search Robert W. Kappenburg - Oct. 08, 1916 (9985)

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East Hartford Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: CT, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 08, 1916
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 62 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: East Hartford Police Dept.
CT   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Chief of Police
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Traffic Accident
Weapon Class: Vehicle
On The Job: 19 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CT   USA   Sun. Oct. 08, 1916
Summary: Chief Robert Kappenburg was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on Main Street.

On Tuesday, September 19, 1916, Chief Kappenberg was directing traffic on Main Street near Bissell Street when he tried to divert a motorist driving on the wrong side of Main Street. While trying to redirect the errant vehicle, Chief Kappenberg was struck in the back by a second car. Chief Kappenberg was taken to Hartford Hospital where he died on Sunday, October 8, 1916.

Chief Kappenberg had been with the agency for 19 years.

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