Police Officer Earl Joseph Hauck, II

Police Officer Earl Joseph Hauck, II

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, March 22, 1990

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Earl Joseph Hauck, II

Police Officer Earl Hauck was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escapee from the parish prison.

The escapee had gained possession of a security guard's after she caught him breaking into a car at the Superdome. The man fled with the officer's gun as his description was broadcast. Officer Hauck, who was directing traffic in the 200 block of St. Charles Avenue, spotted the man running toward him and chased him to a nearby loading dock. As Officer Hauck reached for his handcuffs the man opened fire, killing him.

Another officer shot and wounded the suspect who was transported to a local hospital where he died 13 hours later.

Officer Hauck is survived by his two daughters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Deceased

escapee, larceny

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Officer Hauck,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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