Officer Gordon F. Hufnagle

Officer Gordon F. Hufnagle

Lewisburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, June 21, 1972

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Gordon F. Hufnagle

Officer Gordon Hufnagle drowned while trying to rescue flood victims caused by Hurricane Agnes.

He was attempting to rescue two people when his boat capsized and was swept from the boat at S 6th and St Catherine Streets. Officer Hufnagle's body was recovered three days later.

Officer Hufnagle had served with the Lewisburg Borough Police Department for 27 years and was previously the chief of police until he was appointed as the first safety director. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and mother.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue, weather

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Officer Hufnagle,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lewisburg Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 21, 2022

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