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Patrolman Louis Henry Hufnagel | Crafton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Crafton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Louis Henry Hufnagel

Crafton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, September 8, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never brought to trial

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Patrolman Louis Hufnagel was shot and killed after responding to a burglary call at a home on Sterrett Place at 2:00 am.

When he arrived the victim informed him that the three suspects had shot at him inside of the home. Patrolman Hufnagel saw the suspects leaving the scene but was shot at when he began to approach them. He was struck once in the leg and knocked down. The suspects continued to fire and shot him three more times in the head and throat.

Three suspects were apprehended but released due to a lack of evidence. No suspects were ever brought to trial for Patrolman Hufnagel's murder.

Patrolman Hufnagel had served with the agency for seven years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2013

 

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