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 veteran 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 Life sentence


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City Marshal Hampe,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Braunfels.


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January 27, 2023

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