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Object ID 004819

Object Name Herb Lesch

Object Desc Herb Lesch was a twin brother to Ray Lesch. Herb was reportedly killed while riding his police motorcycle. Ray and his wife, Laura became well known for the LarRay Cafe they operated on Milwaukee Avenue across from the Wheeling State Bank Building..

Collection Museum Collection

Accession # 20180208.145200.00

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General Category Documents

Category Documents - General

Source Village Of Wheeling

Source Category Society Property

Accession Date FEB 8,2018

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Location M-Upstairs

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Object Keywords 0000,Police,Herb Lesch,photos,Chief Horcher,


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Date FEB 8,2018

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Notes Location changed to M-Upstairs from M-Shelf 07 - automatic entry by admin


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Date FEB 8,2018

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Date FEB 8,2018

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Date FEB 8,2018

Notes Herb Lesch was a twin brother to Ray Lesch. Herb was reportedly killed while riding his police motorcycle. Ray and his wife, Laura became well known for the LarRay Cafe they operated on Milwaukee Avenue across from the Wheeling State Bank Building

. ** Chief Horcher collapsed in March 1972. the initial diagnosis at Lutheran General hospital was a paraletic stroke. He was on disability pension for one year, and then assigned as an Assistant to the Village Manager, George Passolt, for two years. When the doctors said the rate of recovery no longer justified certifying him as disabled, Chief Horcher submitted a letter for re instatement. The Fire and Police Commission determined that Chief Horcher had never relinquished the rank, and Horcher was reinstated as Chief of Police. Only one Chief of Police was permitted under State Law. The Village had hired Pete Guttilla from outside the department as Acting Chief, and later appointed him Chief of Police. Pete Guttilla sued the Village of Wheeling. The Village reportedly settled for a five figure settlement.