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Lieutenant William E. Gruber | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

Lieutenant

William E. Gruber

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 28, 1897

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Apprehended

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Lieutenant William Gruber was beaten to death while investigating the murder of an infant that had occurred the previous week.

He had returned to the crime scene when he was attacked by an unknown individual. He suffered a fractured skull and died at the scene. His body was found the next morning and his revolver had been stolen. Two men were apprehended.

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Lt. Gruber,
On today, the 117th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
April 28, 2014

 

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