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 progress of two armed burglars. Officer Huebner ran to an intersection 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 was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 490

Incident Details

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

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Officer Huebner's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-10-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 10, 2018

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