Officer Matthew C. Gebhardt

Officer Matthew C. Gebhardt

Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, March 10, 1926

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Matthew C. Gebhardt

Officer Matthew Gebhardt was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers for being drunk in public. One of the brothers was able to obtain control of Officer Gebhardt's service revolver and opened fire. The shots struck both Officer Gebhardt and the man's brother, killing both.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to prison for Officer Gebhardt's death.

Officer Gebhardt had served with the Fort Wayne Police Department for two years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted


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Rest in Peace, Officer Gebhardt. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

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