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Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, September 30, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/28/1894

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Andrew Hauswirth succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while investigating the sounds of someone calling for help.

He was shot by a man who had just robbed the subject. Despite being wounded, Patrolman Hauswirth was able to return fire and wounded the subject. The man was arrested by other officers.

Patrolman Hauswirth had served with the Chicago Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Thank you great grandfather for your sacrifice. Now that I know of you I will pray for you the rest of my life. Please pray for me that I might one day join you in heaven.

Richard Freeman
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July 21, 2016

 

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