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Detective Albert W. Wegener | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

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Albert W. Wegener

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, November 12, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Never charged

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Detective Albert Wegener was shot and killed when he responded to a pawn shop after a suspicious man attempted to pawn a watch.

When Detective Wegener arrived the man recognized him and immediately opened fire, killing him. Detective Wegener succumbed to his injuries before being able to identify the killer to other officers.

A suspect was eventually identified but was never charged due to a lack of evidence.

During the ensuing search for his killer, Patrolman George LePoris was accidentally shot and killed by another officer who mistook him for the suspect.

Officer Wegener was survived by his wife and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Campbell County, Kentucky.

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Detective Wegener, we thank you 100 years to the day since you gave your very life in the performance of your duties. Your sacrifice is not unnoticed, nor will it ever be forgotten.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
November 12, 2017

 

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