Patrolman Joseph Budde

Patrolman Joseph Budde

Mankato Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, January 24, 1913

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Joseph Budde

Patrolman Joseph Budde was shot and killed in West Allis, Wisconsin, while transporting a prisoner from Mankato to a sanitarium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The man had been arrested and committed to the sanitarium after threatening the Minnesota governor. They were aboard a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad train passing through West Allis when the man suddenly produced a .38 caliber pistol and shot Patrolman Budde in the head, killing him. The man then committed suicide.

Patrolman Budde was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Wisconsin
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

EDP, transport

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 108th 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

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