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- Sep. 18, 1854 -
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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 18, 1854
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 34 yrs. of age
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Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Other
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Badge: 1
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Mon. Sep. 18, 1854
Summary: Patrolman Casper Lauer was stabbed to death while walking a suspect to the station after arresting the intoxicated man for fighting with his parents.

At the intersection of Jackson Street and Edina Place (currently known as Plymouth Court) the suspect began to struggle, produced a knife, and stabbed Patrolman Lauer in the left side with the blade passing between two ribs. Despite the wound Patrolman Lauer was able to strike two heavy blows to the suspect's head with his department-issued cane. The suspect fell to the ground bleeding profusely.

Patrolman Lauer secured the murder weapon and ordered the crowd not to let the suspect escape. After stopping a passing wagon Patrolman Lauer was taken to the nearest drug store where he died shortly thereafter.

The photograph of Patrolman Lauer was taken after his death and is the only known photograph taken of hi

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