P.O. Herbert N. Hagberg #1028


Name: Hagberg, Herbert N.
Star: 1028
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 041
End of Watch: 31 May 1929
Incident Details: Police Officer Herbert Hagberg, 32, was assigned to the 41st District.

On May 31, 1929, Officer Hagberg, along with Officer John L. Conley and Officer Joseph J. Murphy, responded to a domestic disturbance in the 2400 block of West Thomas Street. Officer Murphy was keeping watch as Officers Hagberg and Conley approached the residence. As the officers stood near the window, Fredinan Preuse opened fire with a shotgun. Both officers were injured. Preuse murdered two other citizens and severely injured Officer Murphy before fleeing to a nearby railroad where he committed suicide. Officer Conley, 41, and Officer Hagberg died at the scene.

Officer Hagberg was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery.