Patrolman Joseph Lauer

Patrolman Joseph Lauer

Canton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, June 14, 1928

Joseph Lauer

Patrolman Joseph Lauer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man suspected of robbing a service station. He encountered the subject at the intersection of Dewalt Avenue and 3rd Street, NW, where the two exchanged shots. Patrolman Lauer was fatally wounded, but was able to wound the suspect. The subject was taken into custody and charged with first degree murder.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Lauer's murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 12, 1928. He was paroled August 26, 1960.

Patrolman Lauer was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1960

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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