Captain Cornelius N. Hendricks

Photo of Captain Cornelius N. Hendricks
End of Watch: Mon, Aug 1st, 1881
Date of Incident: Mon, Aug 1st, 1881
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 15 years
Age: 44


While Captain Hendricks tried to calm a quarrel between two men in a saloon, the saloon owner intervened. Captain Hendricks and the saloon owner exchanged gunfire with both men being shot. Captain Hendricks died of his injuries. The saloon owner survived.

Captain Hendricks was a former chief of the Dept.


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