Detective Frank S. Aughe

Detective Frank S. Aughe

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, January 31, 1924

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Frank S. Aughe

Detective Frank Aughe was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in a store at S 16th Street and Williams Street.

The suspect had just robbed another store before entering the second store. Three detectives observed him enter the store and followed him in. The man opened fire on the officers and began to flee but was stopped by Detective Aughe. A struggle ensued and Detective Aughe was shot six times and killed.

The suspect was convicted of Detective Aughe's murder and sentenced to life in prison on March 26, 1924. In 1925, during an escape attempt, the suspect and three other inmates killed a penitentiary clerk. He was convicted of murder and received another life sentence.

Detective Aughe was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Det. Aughe,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Omaha.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 31, 2024

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