Detective Jacob A. Mauer

Detective Jacob A. Mauer

Racine Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, April 28, 1931

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Jacob A. Mauer

Detective Jacob Mauer was killed when his vehicle struck a streetcar in the 2000 block of Douglas Avenue.

He was off duty when he observed a vehicle speeding dangerously and attempted to stop it. He began to pursue the vehicle when it failed to stop. His vehicle collided with the streetcar and he suffered fatal injuries.

Detective Mauer was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Racine Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

off duty, vehicle pursuit

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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers.Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year 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

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

September 6, 2019

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