Patrolman John Laubenstein

Patrolman John Laubenstein

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, February 20, 1924

John Laubenstein

Patrolman Laubenstein died after contracting blood poisoning as a result of being kicked by a suspect. He was attempting to place the mentally deranged man into a patrol car when the man kicked him in the shin. Two days after the incident Patrolman Laubenstein was placed in the hospital and where surgery was performed as a result of gangrene. His health continued to deteriorate until he died 15 days after the initial incident.

Patrolman Laubenstein had been with the agency for 24 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 5, 1924
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 20, 2012

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