City Marshal August Hampe

City Marshal August Hampe

New Braunfels Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 27, 1883

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August Hampe

City Marshal August Hampe succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after being attacked by a man whom he had arrested for being drunk in public the previous week.

The man returned to the city, located Marshal Hampe at the Post Office, and attacked him. Marshal Hampe was knocked to the ground and kicked. He drew his pistol and shot the man in the leg. The man then drew a pistol and shot Marshal Hampe several times, inflicting fatal wounds.

The county sheriff arrested the subject, who was charged with murder. He was convicted of Marshal Hampe's murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Marshal Hampe was a Confederate Army vetearn of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 26, 1883
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 135th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2018

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