Police Officer Arthur R. Huhnke

Police Officer Arthur R. Huhnke

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 8, 1920

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Arthur R. Huhnke

Officer Huhnke was shot and killed while questioning a suspicious man. When Officer Huhnke asked the man to take his hands out of his pockets the man produced a handgun and shot Officer Huhnke twice. An off-duty auxiliary officer who witnessed the shooting fired two shots at the suspect but missed.

Officer Huhnke was taken to Receiving Hospital where he died of his wounds.

Officer Huhnke was survived by his wife and baby child.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 261

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

suspicious person

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I am proud to reflect upon this heroic young man who was married to my great-aunt Regina (nee Kruse). He has brought a warm light to our family tree even decades later.

Barbara Kruse-Balzer
great niece in-law

March 15, 2016

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