Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Patrolman Andrew Matthias Hauswirth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 1894

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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Thank you great grandfather for your sacrifice. Now that I know of you I will pray for you the rest of my life. Please pray for me that I might one day join you in heaven.

Richard Freeman
Great grandson

July 21, 2016

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