Marshal Harvey Hake

Marshal Harvey Hake

Covington Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, January 12, 1917

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Harvey Hake

Marshal Harvey Hake was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on an assault and battery charge at 11:00 pm.

The subject's wife had filed an assault and battery complaint. Marshal Hake went to a local pool hall on High Street to arrest the man. When he knocked on the door, the subject fired through the door striking Marshal Hake in the head.

Responding officers entered the home and found the subject hiding under the bed, using an infant as a shield. He was convicted of Marshal Hake's murder and executed by electrocution on June 22, 1917.

Marshal Hake had served with the Covington Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 11, 1917
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1917

arrest attempt, domestic

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal Harvey Hake of the Covington Police Department, Ohio and the additional 79 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 12, 2024

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