Constable Rupert Becker

Constable Rupert Becker

Amherst Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 10, 1916

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Rupert Becker

Constable Becker was shot and killed while he and the town marshal attempted to calm a man creating a disturbance at a local bar.

The suspect produced a gun and shot Constable Becker four times. The suspect also shot and wounded the marshal. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Becker was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 3, 1916
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Constable Rupert Becker of the Amherst Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 10, 2022

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