OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Law enforcement will always be a hazardous occupation. In the history of the Massillon Police Department three officers have given their lives in the performance of their duties. We honor their memory and their sacrifice. Following is a brief summary of the circumstances.
Louis H. Bamberger
June 13th, 1916
Officer Bamberger was struck and killed by a train at 2:00AM, as he was attempting to settle an altercation at the local train station. He died instantly, as did one of the parties involved in the altercation.
Officer Bamberger left behind a wife, Minnie, and five children. He was preceded in death by his brother Albert, who was a city fireman killed in the line of duty on May 8th, 1899.
William E. Quinn
September 16th, 1920
Officer Quinn was shot and killed from ambush at 4:45AM while walking his beat. A suspect was arrested and convicted several years later.
Officer Quinn left a wife, Frances, and two year old daughter.
Myron J. Henderson
June 12th, 1946
Officer Henderson was working the radio at the police desk when he was shot 3 times with a .22 semiautomatic pistol by a recently discharged navy veteran who was having mental problems.
Officer Henderson left a wife, Velma and two sons.
The names of these officers have been inscribed at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. and the Stark County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located on the grounds of the Stark County Courthouse in downtown Canton.