P.O. Bernard A. Kuebler #238

Name: Kuebler, Bernard A.
Star: 238
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 022 Street Station
End of Watch: 10-Aug-1898
Incident Details: Bernard Kuebler, 29, was assigned to the 22nd Street Station.

On October 10, 1898, Officer Bernard Kuebler and his partner, John O'Brien were patrolling their beat near 23rd Place and Wentworth Avenue in search of men that had committed burglaries earlier in the evening.  At approximately 12:20 a.m. the officers crossed paths with two suspicious men -- William Bollard and Edward Kelly.  The officers and suspects passed each other on Wentworth Avenue without acknowledging the other.  The pairs were about fifteen feet away from eachother when Edward Kelly opened fire and fatally wounded Officer Kuebler.  Officer O'Brien was able to return fire and wound William Bolard, 22.  Edward Kelly fled the scene.  Officer Kuebler succumbed to his injuries at Mercy Hospital.

Edward Kelly was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.