Officer
Matthew C. Gebhardt
Fort Wayne Police Department
Wednesday, March 10, 1926

Age: 36
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Panel 44W, Line 8
Panel L10, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, March 10, 1926

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Allen
Incident Township:

Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Convicted
Burial Place:
Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne

   Officer Matthew Gebhardt was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers for being intoxicated in public.

   One of the men was able to gain control of Officer Gebhardt's service weapon and opened fire. The shots struck both Officer Gebhardt and the man's brother, killing both.

   The suspect was arrested and later convicted of the murder of Officer Gebhardt.


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