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Special Patrolman George Henry Haas | Emeryville Police Department, California Emeryville Police Department, California

Special Patrolman

George Henry Haas

Emeryville Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 8, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Machine gun

Offender: Arrested

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Special Patrolman George Haas was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at the Oaks Card Club at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Park Avenue.

A man and his brother-in-law had abducted a taxi driver and forced him to drive them to the card club. They entered the club and announced a holdup before firing several rounds from a machine gun over the heads of the patrons. As the subjects fled back into the cab Special Patrolman Haas encountered them and called out to them. One of the men immediately opened fire with the machine gun, striking Patrolman Haas in the abdomen several times.

The men fled but were apprehended several days later and charged with Patrolman Haas' murder.

Patrolman Haas was survived by his wife.

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Patrolman Haas,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Emeryville. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
March 8, 2016


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