Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer

Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 1924

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Matthew Hauer

Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer was shot and killed during an undercover operation after receiving information that a local business owner was going to be robbed at his home.

Sergeant Hauer, posing as the business owner, was confronted by the suspects in the owner's garage. The suspect opened fire, striking Sergeant Hauer in the head.

The man was arrested and confessed to murdering Sergeant Hauer.

Sergeant Hauer was a United States Army Air Corps veterand and had served with the Flint Police Department for a total of 4 years. He was survived by his mother and two brothers.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

undercover, robbery attempt

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Det. Sgt. Hauer,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 18, 2024

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