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Detective John S. Buettner | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


John S. Buettner

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 9, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 20

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/6/1932

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed

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Detective Buettner succumbed to a gunshot wound received three days earlier while he and his partner attempted to question a man fitting the description of a robbery suspect. When the two officers approached the man he suddenly produced a small handgun from his waist band and opened fire, striking Detective Buettner in the stomach. The suspect was eventually apprehended and admitted to the robbery and Detective Buettner's murder. He was sentenced to death for the murder and executed in the electric chair.

Detective Buettner had been with the agency for 19 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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