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Officer Matthew C. Gebhardt

Fort Wayne Police Department

Officer Matthew C. Gebhardt

Fort Wayne Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 10, 1926

Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, March 10, 1926
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Convicted

Officer Matthew Gebhardt was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers for being drunk in public. One of the brothers was able to obtain control of Officer Gebhardt's gun and opened fire. The shots struck both Officer Gebhardt and the man's brother, killing both.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to prison for Officer Gebhardt's death.






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