Patrolman Charles Gebhardt

Patrolman Charles Gebhardt

Hoboken Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, July 26, 1898

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Charles Gebhardt

Patrolman Gebhardt was shot and killed during a struggle with a suspect. Patrolman Gebhardt was struggling with a suspected "Sneak Thief" at the corner of Bloomfield Street and Twelfth Street, when the suspect drew a revolver and shot Patrolman Gebhardt in the chest.

Another Patrolman who witnessed the incident what able to apprehended the suspect. He was later convicted of murder and executed on February 9, 1900.

Patrolman Gebhardt had served with the Hoboken Police Department for eight years and was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed on February 9, 1900

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 26, 2020

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