Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 1924

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer

Det. Sgt. Hauer,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 18, 2024

Detective Sergeant Matt Hauer was well known
in the Flint area for his motorcycle racing.
The newspapers of the time just short of
his death chronicle his love for the sport
and his career as a police officer for
Flint under Chief Cole. He is in a picture
that hangs in our home.
Smartly dressed in uniform with 37
other officers and Chief Cole... Including
our Grandfather, Caleb Embree Smith.
I know it is worth to check out sites
online that feature archived Flint
Our family has loved his racing
adventures and police busts.
Some were during Prohibition!
I believe you'd enjoy the richer
understanding of the man
that served Flint so well
and the community he served.

Kathleen Smith
Granddaughter of Det.Sgt. Caleb Embree Smith

August 25, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 18, 2012

Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer was one of the officers
that assisted in the investigation of our Grandfathers death.

It was fascinating to learn through news clipping accounts
and pictorials of the time that he worked side by side with
our Grandfather, Det.Sgt. Caleb Embree Smith.

Our family takes great pride in acknowledging Detective Sergeant
Matthew Hauer's dedication and service to his country and his
community. His passing was tragic, and he is mourned.

Matthew's assistance in investigating Embree's death
is deeply appreciated. 87 years later, your deeds in helping
a grieving family do not go unnoticed.

Thank you

Kathleen Smith

October 27, 2008

Sgt. Hauer,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army Air Service during WW I.



April 18, 2008

Your courage and sacrifice reflect the definition of a hero. Rest in peace Sir, you will not be forgotten.

A citizen

April 14, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Flint Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Detective Hauer deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Detective Hauer is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

May 25, 2006

My sister sent me the link to this site. In the process of gathering information for consideration in the addition of our Grandfather, I realized I had a picture of Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer. This officer was standing above my seated Grandfather in a group picture of all the Flint Detectives taken in early 1921. The pictorial booklet was part of my father's personal affects in 2001. Our family is thrilled that we could help update and provide a photo for this site honoring Detective Sergeant Matthew Hauer.

Kathleen Smith

March 12, 2006

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