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Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer | Flint Police Department, Michigan Flint Police Department, Michigan

Detective Sergeant

Matthew Hauer

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, April 18, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Hauer was shot and killed during an undercover operation after receiving information that a local business owner was going to be robbed at his home. Sergeant Hauer, posing as the business owner, was confronted by the suspects in the owner's garage. The suspect opened fire, striking Sergeant Hauer in the head.

The man was arrested and confessed to murdering Sergeant Hauer.

Sergeant Hauer had served with the Flint Police Department for a total of 4 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and was survived by his mother and two brothers.

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Detective Sergeant Matt Hauer was well known
in the Flint area for his motorcycle racing.
The newspapers of the time just short of
his death chronicle his love for the sport
and his career as a police officer for
Flint under Chief Cole. He is in a picture
that hangs in our home.
Smartly dressed in uniform with 37
other officers and Chief Cole... Including
our Grandfather, Caleb Embree Smith.
I know it is worth to check out sites
online that feature archived Flint
newspapers.
Our family has loved his racing
adventures and police busts.
Some were during Prohibition!
I believe you'd enjoy the richer
understanding of the man
that served Flint so well
and the community he served.

Kathleen Smith
Granddaughter of Det.Sgt. Caleb Embree Smith
August 25, 2016

 

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