Police Officer Earl Joseph Hauck, II

Police Officer Earl Joseph Hauck, II

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, March 22, 1990

Add to My Heroes

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.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Deceased

escapee, larceny

Most Recent Reflection

View all 38 Reflections

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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 22, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.