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 27,th 1923.

Detective Hueftlein had served with the agency for 24 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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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 Detective Frank Hueftlein of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 15, 2021

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