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Patrolman Steve J. Huber | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Steve J. Huber

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, May 11, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 1917

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Patrolman Steve Huber was shot and killed while he and two fellow officers responded to a burglary alarm at a cleaners on Superior Avenue.

As they neared the scene, the suspect opened fire on their unmarked vehicle, striking Patrolman Huber in the head.

Another officer encountered the man on foot and shot him when the man pointed a gun at him. The suspect was taken into custody and admitted to burglarizing the business and shooting at the patrol car.

The 18 year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death November 30, 1967. His sentence was later commuted to life. He died in prison on March 22, 2004.

Patrolman Huber had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 2 years, and had previously served with the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, two stepsons, and a third son who was born after Patrolman Huber's death.

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Patrolman Huber,
On today, the 49th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 11, 2016

 

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