Officer John C. Middlekauff

Officer John C. Middlekauff

Hagerstown Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, August 17, 1914

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John C. Middlekauff

Officer Middlekauff succumbed to a gunshot wound received at 0300 hours two days earlier while investigating suspicious men in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad yards between Antietam Street and Baltimore Street. Officer Middlekauff split up from the other two officers as the three officers searched for the suspects. The other officers heard two gunshots and located Officer Middlekauff suffering from a wound in his abdomen. Two suspects were apprehended and positively identified by Officer Middlekauff from his death bed in the hospital.

Officer Middlekauff's killer was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Officer Middlekauff was a veteran of the Spanish American War and was survived by his wife and father. He had been with the agency for two and one half years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 15, 1914
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 18 years

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