Chief of Police Charles F. Liebenow

Chief of Police Charles F. Liebenow

Horicon Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, June 2, 1941

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Charles F. Liebenow

Chief of Police Charles Liebenow was shot and killed while attempting to talk to a suspect during a domestic disturbance.

The suspect was hiding in a garage and suddenly opened fire. He committed suicide after killing Chief Liebenow.

Chief Liebenow had served with the Horicon Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and four children. He is buried at Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon, Wisconsin.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed Suicide


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Chief Liebenow,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Horicon.


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June 2, 2021

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