Patrolman Aaron Laubach

Patrolman Aaron Laubach

Hamilton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, January 27, 1938

Aaron Laubach

Patrolman Aaron Laubach was shot and killed while working a stake-out in a gas station at Central Avenue and East Avenue. A suspect came into the station and attempted to rob the clerk. Patrolman Laubach was mortally wounded when he and the suspect exchanged shots. The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Laubach's murder and executed in the electric chair in 1939; a second suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Laubach had served with the agency for nearly eight years and was the son of a former Sherriff of Butler County. He was survived by his wife, mother, and three siblings; he is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Aaron Laubach of the Hamilton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 27, 2018

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