Patrolman Jacob Uhle

Patrolman Jacob Uhle

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, December 24, 1924

Jacob Uhle

Patrolman Jacob Uhle was shot and killed by a man who had just robbed the Marine Bank of $13,000 at Frenchman and Chartres Streets.

On December 30th, 1924, the man who murdered Patrolman Uhle was shot and killed in a gunfight with railroad detectives and city police police at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Depot in Mobile, Alabama.

A notebook found on the man following his death contained a handwritten confession that he had murdered Special Agent Thomas Griffin, of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Police in Des Moines, Iowa, on November 15th, 1923. The confession stated "In case I get killed I want the truth to come out because two innocent men were sent to prison for the crime."

An investigation was unable to verify the confession and the original convictions and life sentences of Special Agent Griffin's murder were upheld by the Supreme Court.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011

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