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Lieutenant James Cromer Haupfear | Augusta Police Department, Georgia Augusta Police Department, Georgia

Lieutenant

James Cromer Haupfear

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, January 14, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Lieutenant James Haupfear died from a heart attack after being kicked in the chest by a woman who was being arrested for disorderly conduct. The officers were trying to subdue a woman wanted in connection with a traffic charge.

She was initially charged with murder, but was subsequently tried on an involuntary manslaughter charge, but she was acquitted. She was placed on five years probation and fined
$500 each for charges of criminal trespass, speeding and obstruction of an officer; $1,000 for simple battery and $250 for driving with a suspended license.

Lieutenant Haupfear was a 21-year veteran of the Augusta Police Department.

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Lieutenant Haupfear was my fathers Lt for many years, and I know my father respected him greatly. It effected him negatively for quite some time afterwards. My father was wearing Sgt stripes but had passed the Lt exam quite some time previously. Due to the death of Lieutenant Haupfear my father fill his position with the Dpt. I know the remained of my fathers time with the Dept, he regretted getting the promotion in such a manner.

Time has passed and I will always remember Lieutenant Haupfear through the wide eyes of a child. He was a great man and an even better officer of the law, he will not be forgotten.

Michael Lewis Trout
Son of retired A.P.D Officer Lt Lewis Trout
October 11, 2012

 

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