Julius Gunther
Gary Police Department
Monday, September 26, 1921

Age: 33
Served: 3 years
Badge #: 33
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Panel L13, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, September 26, 1921
07:40 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1735 Adams Street, Gary
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.32-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Paroled in 1933
Burial Place:
Concordia Cemetery, Hammond

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   Detective Julius Gunther was shot and killed as he and other officers searched an apartment building for a man wanted in a shooting at a nearby pool hall.

   He was shot in the chest and transported to Mercy Hospital where he died shortly after his arrival.

   The 27-year-old suspect was arrested a week later in Chicago. He was subsequently convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison in a change of venue to Porter County and paroled in 1933.

   Detective Gunther was survived by his wife and three small children.

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