Patrolman John L. Hubbell

Patrolman John L. Hubbell

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 4, 1979

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John L. Hubbell

Patrolman John Hubbell was shot and killed when he and his partner attempted to arrest a man wanted for a robbery.

They spotted the man working on a car in front of his home and approached him. After positively identifying him, the man grabbed a .38 caliber revolver he had hidden near the bumper of his car and opened fire, seriously wounding both officers. The officers were able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Patrolman Hubbell was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Patrolman Hubbell was a US Army veteran. He had served with the Cleveland Police Department for 6 years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 121

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Johnny, it’s been 41 years and the pain is no less. You the best of all of us. I have missed you everyday for these 41 years. You promised to pick me up for a ride after work on your new motorcycle and I am still waiting. I pray when it’s my time you do come for me for the ride. I love you and miss you please wait for me.

Nancy Hubbell Sepsi
Youngest Sister

June 4, 2020

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