Trooper Paul Vincent Minneman

Photo of Trooper Paul Vincent Minneman
End of Watch: Thu, May 27th, 1937
Date of Incident: Thu, May 27th, 1937
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year & 8 months
Age: 33


His wife, unborn daughter, sisters and parents.


Following the robbery of the Goodland State Bank in Goodland, police from all corners of Indiana were taking part in a manhunt for the Brady Gang. Trooper Minneman and Deputy Sheriff Elmer Craig had stopped to investigate the occupants of a car parked along the road when another car approached and began shooting at them. Trooper Minneman and Deputy Craig pursued the vehicle, but lost sight of it. When the officers reached an intersection, Trooper Minneman opened his door attempting to look for tiremarks and was shot by an automatic rifle fired by one of the suspects. Trooper Minneman died two days later from his wounds.


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