Bob was born December 9, 1955, to Kenneth and Joanne Huber. He attended Forest Park High School.
Bob joined the Forest Park Police Department in 1978 as an Auxiliary Police Officer. On October 13, 1980, Auxiliary Police Officer Huber captured a burglar on Waycross Road and closed four reported aggravated burglaries.
In 1981, Officer Huber was appointed as a full-time Greenhills Police Officer.
On October 5, 1986, Officer Huber returned to Forest Park as a Police Officer and, for a portion of his career, served alongside his brother, Greg. In 1989, he suffered a near-career-ending injury while serving a high-risk search warrant. Through dedicated rehabilitation, he battled back and became a canine handler in 1990 with “Princess,” the department’s first drug detection canine. They worked with the Drug Abuse Reduction Task Force and the Hamilton County, Ohio Sheriff’s Highway Drug Interdiction Task Force. In 1999, he was appointed Detective and earned a Chief’s Award in 2002. The City of Forest Park designated October 5, 2006 and October 5, 2011 as “Robert A. Huber Days” for separate accomplishments. Officer Huber also served as an “Officer-in-Charge,” Field Training Officer, and Traffic Crash Investigator. Huber retired in 2014 with 36 years of service to two communities.
Over the last few years, Officer Huber has suffered from heart issues. On September 21, 2023, he suffered a fatal medical event at the age of 66.
Officer Huber is survived by his wife, Barbara; stepdaughters Clarissa Parton and Trina (Kevin) Roberts; granddaughter, Ashley Caldwell; great-grandson, Orsiris; and siblings, Forest Park Corporal Greg (Heidi) Huber (retired), Kathy (John) Reuter, Linda (Tom) Ryan, and Maryann Huber.
Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at Hodapp Funeral Home at 6410 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in Liberty Township.
A cortege will escort Officer Huber through Forest Park and to Spring Grove Cemetery for a funeral service.
A bench will be dedicated in his honor at the Spoils Field in Greenhills. Memorials may be made his honor to a charity of your choice.
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