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

Age: 36
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
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 Info:
Convicted
Burial Location:
Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne

   Officer Matthew Gebhardt was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers for being drunk in public. One of the brothers was able to obtain control of Officer Gebhardt's and opened fire. The shots struck both Officer Gebhardt and the man's brother, killing both.

   The suspect was arrested and sentenced to prison for Officer Gebhardt's death.