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"The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman. And, of course, he'd have to be a genius...For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary."
Paul Harvey

JOHN LAUFHUTTE Patrolman Columbus Division of Police Columbus, OH

Date of Death: 08/22/16

John joined the Columbus Division of Police on January 26, 1915. On the evening of August 22, 1916, while investigating three occupants of a suspicious vehicle, one person drew a weapon and shot John in the chest. He died 45 minutes later. Chief Carter in an interview for the Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 1916, said, "He had a clean record as being one of the most efficient and aggressive officers in the department". He was survived by his wife and three children all under the age of 10.


This website is a tribute to law enforcement officers everywhere. It is also dedicated in memory of my grandfather, John William Laufhutte, who was killed in the line of duty and whose name graces the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D. C.
Panel 51, E-8

Not to be forgotten are our canine friends who have served in wars and in law enforcement and are no longer with us. Also to those who are still serving with their handlers either in the military or walking the thin blue line.

World War II

"A society that makes war against its police had better learn to make friends with its criminals".

Thank you for dropping in for a visit.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Ohio"s Fallen Officers Memorial

Officer Down Memorial Page

World Trade Center 9/11

War Dog Memorial Fund

World War II and the K-9 Corps

WAC Army Service

September 2015