Patrolman William Gudehus

Patrolman William Gudehus

Hoboken Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, October 10, 1918

William Gudehus

Patrolman Gudehus was shot and killed when he attempted to stop two brothers from beating and robbing an old man. The two suspects overpowered Patrolman Gudehus, beat him with his own baton, and then shot him with own service weapon. The suspects were both arrested and charged with Patrolman Gudehus' murder.

The suspects were part of a large gang of criminals who operated in the northeast part of the country. On January 30, 1919, other members of the gang shot and killed Constable William Madden, of the Manchester, Connecticut, Police Department, as they attempted to commit an armed robbery. The suspects were committing the robbery in an attempt to get enough money to bail out the two brothers who had murdered Patrolman Gudehus. The gang was also suspected of being involved with the murders of an unidentified railroad detective and an unidentified night watchman in New Jersey.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 10, 2011

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