Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 1894

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Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Patrolman Andrew Hauswirth succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while investigating the sounds of someone calling for help.

He was shot by a man who had just robbed the subject. Despite being wounded, Patrolman Hauswirth was able to return fire and wounded the subject. The man was arrested by other officers.

Patrolman Hauswirth had served with the Chicago Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, September 28, 1894
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Patrolman Hauswirth,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 30, 2019

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