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 William Auble, Captain

William Auble

Wednesday, September 9, 1908




Auble, William

Rank: Captain

Serial Number: Unknown

Division: Unknown



Location: 9th and Grand

Date Killed: Wednesday, September 9, 1908

Cause of Death: Shot by a Burglary Suspect



Bio: Captain Auble was shot and killed by a
burglary suspect.

Captain Auble and another detective had been called to a
residence by a landlord because of suspicious activity by the two
men residing there. The officers were able to peek in and observe
the occupants and hear enough conversation to convince them of
their intentions. The two suspects then left and the landlord
allowed them entrance to the room where a lot of evidence
indicated they were committing crimes and were planning more.The
next day they went to arrest the men and were informed they had
left. They later encountered them riding in a car. They stopped
the car and attempted to apprehend them. Both fled, one was taken
down and the other pulled a revolver and shot Captain Auble in
the throat. A struggle ensued and the suspect was shot in the arm
and then shot Captain Auble twice more before both suspects
fled.

Captain Auble was taken to the city prison hospital where they
operated on him before he passed away. Captain Auble was survived
by his wife, two daughters, and son.


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