Served: Almost 1 year
August 10, 1906 to July 29, 1907
While patrolling alone on July 29, 1907, Patrolman Hauck came across a crowd of men known to police as the “West End Gang.” The men fled into an alley near Gest Street and Harriett Street (now Dalton Avenue) and Patrolman Hauck persued them. They ambushed Patrolman Hauck, and Peter Dugan shot him in the back of the head.
Patrolman Hauck was transported to Cincinnati Hospital where he died the same day.
Patrolman Hauck was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery on August 1, 1907, at 4 p.m.
Dugan was arrested and tried, but found not guilty due to insufficient evidence.
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This narrative was revised on July 27, 2010 by Cincinnati Police Lieutenant Stephen R. Kramer, Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society President. All rights are reserved to him and the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society.