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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 121

Incident Details

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

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John L. Hubbell of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 4, 2021

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