Laid to Rest

Police Chief Edgar J. Hauger (1937-2018)


The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”



Edgar, born May 19, 1936, was the 2nd son born to John and Mary Hauger, Sr. of Dayton, Kentucky.

He served in the United States Air Force and Marine Corps and was a veteran of two wars – Korean and Vietnam – for a total of 8 years.

Edgar joined the Dayton Police Department during the mid-1960s.  Seven years later, during 1973, he was appointed as a police officer in Highland Heights.  He was promoted to Sergeant and Lieutenant, and finally Police Chief during February 1987.  He became a charter member of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police.  Chief Hauger retired 9 years later and went to work for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years.  By 2007, Chief Hauger had served his country and communities for 48 years.

Chief Hauger was a Lifetime member of the Southgate VFW Post # 3186 and of Silver Grove FOP Lodge # 10.  He was also a member and an officer of the Newport Elks.

Chief Hauger passed away on April 13, 2018 at his home in Newport.  He was 81.

Chief Hauger is survived by his siblings, Gordon “Butch” (Wanda) Hauger, Raymond (late Phyllis) Hauger, and Mary Alice Hauger.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral in Bellevue. A funeral service will be held at Noon. Entombment will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association 4555 Lake Forest Drive Suite 396 Cincinnati, Oh 45242-3732.

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