Patrolman Joseph Kubacki died on May 24, 1924, one month after being shot in the line of duty.  Patrolman Kubacki was shot in the left thigh about 1 a.m. on April 23rd, 1924, by automobile bandits he was pursuing down an alley between W. Mineral and W. Washington Streets and 12th and 13th Streets.

Patrolman Kubacki encounter the men in a stolen car and called upon them to halt. Instead they started the car down the alley. Patrolman Kubacki fired shots into the air. One of the occupants fired back at Patrolman Kubacki with a bullet striking him in his left thigh.

The bullet entered the thigh and took a downward course. It passed through the knee cap, severing an artery. This was the immediate cause of death. Patrolman Kubacki died the evening of May 24th, 1924.

Patrolman Kubacki was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department April 1, 1919, serving five years. He was 30-years-old and married.

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