CPT Walter Auble

CPT Walter Auble

Illinois, USA
Death 9 Sep 1908 (aged 45)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Memorial ID 10183542 View Source
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Walter H. Auble was born in Illinois and in early life removed to California and settled in Los Angeles. He was one of the oldest and was regarded as one of the ablest officers connected with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Beginning at the bottom rung, he worked his way up to the position of chief of police by sheer ability alone. At the age of 25 he was appointed a special officer and worked at one of the prominent theaters of that day. January 1, 1887, he was made a regular patrolman .He was appointed three years later a member of the detective force. He was apointed captain of police July 21, 1903. November 7, 1905, he was appointed chief of police and held that position exactly one year . Patriotic to a high degree and filled with civic pride, he was looked upon as one of the leading residents of Los Angeles.
He was murdered in the line of duty by a local criminal named Carl Sutherland. Chief Auble and another detective were questioning Sutherland about a rash of burglaries when he opened fire on Auble. The chief died a few hours later. Sutherland committed suicide by ingesting cyanide.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/10183542/walter-auble : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Walter Auble (26 Nov 1862–9 Sep 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10183542, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Joe Walker (contributor 23317045) .