Feb. 21, 2020

#54 Mike Hinrichs Pt. 1

#54 Mike Hinrichs Pt. 1

Detective Mike Hinrichs, grandson of an NYPD Detective, was appointed to the NYPD in July of 1984. After serving as a uniformed patrol officer and then as a plain-clothes anti-crime Officer in Brooklyn’s 67th precinct, he was promoted to Detective in 1994. He was later transferred to the Brooklyn South Homicide squad where he remained for the next 16+ years, solving many high-profile cases. While he was assigned to the Homicide Squad, he was promoted to Detective First Grade, the highest rank for NYPD detectives. Detective Hinrichs was one of the most decorated police officers in NYPD history, receiving over 200 awards/medals/citations, including NYPD’s combat cross (twice) and the Medal of Valor (twice). Detective Hinrichs retired in 2014 after suffering a stroke. Upon his recovery, he continues to serve the NYPD as a volunteer Peer Support Officer and Trauma Counselor. He now splits his time between his home on Long Island and his home in the Adirondack mountains. He has been married to his wife Eileen for 32 years and they have two sons, Matthew, who resides and works in Boston, and Andrew, who is an NYPD Officer in Queens.

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