P/O Henry M. Mickey

Fallen HeroOfficers Henry M. Mickey



It was 10:50 on March 24th, 1970, when Officers Henry M. Mickey, Vincent Cole, and Victor Dennis made their way to the rear of a row house in the 1800 Block of  Pennsylvania Ave. The three officers took care not to alert the man inside that they had come to arrest him. Armed with an arrest warrant as well as a search and seizure warrant, they climbed the stairs to the second-floor apartment of James Stewart. This apartment was located above the Pennsylvania Ave. shoe store. Due to the tight stairway and configuration of the hallway, officers were forced to stand in front of the door as they announced their presence. A steward, a violent man, always had a firearm within reach. When he heard the officers, he grabbed a rifle, opened the door, and from the light in his apartment glowing into the hallway, he saw Officer Mickey. He dropped his rifle’s front sight on Officer Mickey and fired a single shot. That shot struck the officer in the chest, killing him instantly. Officers Cole and Dennis immediately returned fire with their.38 caliber S&W pistols, dropping Stewart where he stood.  With Stewart dead, Cole and Dennis had to clear the apartment to make sure there were no others that could bring them harm. They found a suspect hiding in the small apartment (Richard Tune) and arrested him.  Officer Mickey was just 27 years old at the time of his death and had a wife and stepson. Officer Mickey had less than one year of service with the department. Before Baltimore, Officer Mickey had served in the United States Navy and did several tours in Vietnam -

He will not be forgotten by us, his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department.

More details

End of Watch 24 March, 1970
City, St. 1800 Block of while Pennsylvania Ave
Panel Number 64-W: 6
Cause of Death Gunfire
District Worked Central


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