Detective Frank Hueftlein

Detective Frank Hueftlein

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, April 15, 1922

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Frank Hueftlein

Detective Frank Hueftlein was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for robbing a bank messenger at 23 Garfield Place.

A second detective was also wounded in the exchange. The suspect was convicted and executed for the murder and executed on April 27th, 1923.

Detective Hueftlein had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

arrest attempt, robbery

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Frank Hueftlein of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohioand the additional 81 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 15, 2024

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