Police Officer Joseph Kubacki

Police Officer Joseph Kubacki

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, May 24, 1924

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Joseph Kubacki

Officer Joseph Kubacki succumbed to a gunshot wound received while chasing auto thieves down an alley at 1 am.

During the chase Officer Kubacki fired five warning shots into the air. The thieves returned fire, striking him in the leg. His partner found him and rushed him to the hospital, where he later succumbed to the wound.

Officer Kubacki had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

stolen vehicle, pursuit

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Through the years my mother, your daughter, has told us, your grandchildren, your story. How brave and strong you were. How you loved and cared for your family. And how proud you were to be a Milwaukee Police Officer. You gave your life to apprehend criminals in order to keep our city safe.
Your pictures reside on my fireplace mantle and I know you keep watch over your family.
Every spring I plant flowers at your gravesite and visit your resting place every week all summer long.
I wish I had known you other than through my mom’s stories of your heroism.
I thank you for your service to the city of Milwaukee and especially your love of your family.

Bonnie Olcott

March 20, 2023

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