Patrolman Henry Fahle

Photo of Patrolman Henry Fahle
End of Watch: Fri, Dec 28th, 1888
Date of Incident: Mon, Sep 24th, 1888
Cause of Death: Animal (Attack)
Service Time: 14 years
Age: 42


He was survived by his wife and four children.


Patrolman Fahle died after contracting rabies as a result of a rabid dog bite while walking his beat on September 24, 1888.

The wound to his leg initially did not cause any pain, however, on December 25, 1888, his leg began to swell and caused great pain. He was admitted to a local hospital where he died two days later.

Patrolman Fahle had served with the St. Louis Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to the 4th District.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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