|District / Unit:||004 Precinct|
|End of Watch:||04-Feb-1882|
|Incident Details:||Police Officer John Huebner, 40, was a 10-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the 4th Precinct.
On February 3, 1882, Officer Huebner was patrolling his beat that was a high crime area. While on patrol, the officer heard gunfire coming from a second-floor apartment where a burglary was in progress. Officer Huebner encountered the burglars as they fled and he ran towards the scene. They opened fire on the officer and fatally wounded him. A citizen on a horse and buggy took the officer to his home. Officer Huebner succumbed to his injuries on February 4.
James Tracy was found guilty and hanged on September 15, 1882.
Officer Huebner’s funeral mass took place at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church and he was laid to rest in Graceland Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and seven children.