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Detective Frank S. Aughe | Omaha Police Department, Nebraska Omaha Police Department, Nebraska


Frank S. Aughe

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Thursday, January 31, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Frank Aughe was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in a store at 16th Street and Williams Street. The suspect had just robbed another store before entering the second store. Three detectives observed him enter the store and followed him in. The man opened fire on the officers and began to flee but was stopped by Detective Aughe. A struggle ensued and Detective Aughe was shot six times and killed.

The suspect was convicted of Detective Aughe's murder and sentenced to life in prison on March 26, 1924. In 1925, during an escape attempt, the suspect and three other inmates killed a penitentiary clerk. He was convicted of murder and received another life sentence.

Detective Aughe was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Detective Aughe,
You were my mother's great-uncle. I am proud that you are honored for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice to protect your fellow citizens. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace.

Dennis Fernley
April 24, 2015


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