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1916-08-22 Laufhutte John
Patrolman John Laufhutte

Entered Division of Police
June 10, 1916
Died In the Line of Duty
August 22, 1916

Patrolman John Laufhutte came into the department June 10, 1916.  On August 22, 1916, he stepped from a business place at Beck and High Streets and noticed two suspicious men in an auto parked at the curb.  As he walked over to investigate, he was shot down by one of the men, the bullet striking the officer in the lung.  He died 45 minutes later and no clues were ever found to identify his assailants.