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

Sergeant 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 had served with the Flint Police Department for a total of 4 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and was survived by his mother and two brothers.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Detective Sergeant Matt Hauer was well known
in the Flint area for his motorcycle racing.
The newspapers of the time just short of
his death chronicle his love for the sport
and his career as a police officer for
Flint under Chief Cole. He is in a picture
that hangs in our home.
Smartly dressed in uniform with 37
other officers and Chief Cole... Including
our Grandfather, Caleb Embree Smith.
I know it is worth to check out sites
online that feature archived Flint
Our family has loved his racing
adventures and police busts.
Some were during Prohibition!
I believe you'd enjoy the richer
understanding of the man
that served Flint so well
and the community he served.

Kathleen Smith
Granddaughter of Det.Sgt. Caleb Embree Smith

August 25, 2016

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