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 Charles 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 witnessed the incident and was able to apprehend the suspect.

The subject was later convicted of murder and executed on February 9, 1900.

Patrolman Gebhardt had served with the Hoboken Police Department for eight years. He 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

arrest attempt, suspicious person

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Patrolman Gebhardt,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hoboken.


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July 26, 2023

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