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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Det. Mauer,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

April 28, 2021

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