Patrolman John Huebner

Patrolman John Huebner

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, February 4, 1882

John Huebner

While walking his beat, Officer John Huebner responded to a pursuit in progress of two armed burglars. Officer Huebner ran to an intersection and confronted the burglars. As Officer Huebner struggled with one burglar, the other fired several shots at close range. Officer Huebner died as a result of the wounds he suffered.

The suspect was arrested eleven days later. He was convicted of murder and later executed by hanging.

Officer Huebner was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 490

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1882

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This man is my great-grandfather. My grandfather, Fred, was one of his sons. Fred had to go live with an uncle because his mom could not take care of all eight children on her own. Very sad.

Gail Young
Great-granddaughter of John

August 2, 2016

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