Officer Julius Sauter

Officer Julius Sauter

Somerville Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, February 3, 1917

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Julius Sauter

Officer Sauter was shot and killed after coming across a man who was about the commit suicide. The man had been drinking and was preparing to shoot himself when he suddenly turned the gun on Officer Sauter and shot him. The suspect then shot himself, dying two days later.

Officer Sauter, who served as a private in Company H (Guard Unit) during the Spanish American War, was a 12-year veteran of the police department. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

suicide attempt

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This is my Great Great Grandfather .
I proud to say I have followed in serve , only as a firefighter .

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Station 57 Sation 15

January 9, 2022

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