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

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