Patrolman John Huebner

Patrolman John Huebner

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, February 4, 1882

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John Huebner

While walking his beat, Officer John Huebner responded to a pursuit in the progress of two armed burglars. Officer Huebner ran to the intersection of Holt Street (modern-day Greenview Avenue) and Bradley Street (modern-day Potomac Street) and confronted the burglars. As Officer Huebner struggled with one burglar, the other fired several shots at close range. Officer Huebner died as a result of the wounds he suffered.

The suspect was arrested eleven days later. He was convicted of murder and later executed by hanging.

Officer Huebner served with the Chicago Police Department for ten years and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 490

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1882

foot pursuit

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Patrolman Huebner,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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