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Police Officer William Novak | Dickson City Police Department, Pennsylvania Dickson City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

William Novak

Dickson City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, September 17, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer Novak was shot and killed at a school board meeting by the city school director. Officer Novak was sent to the meeting due to ill feelings among board members over a recent election. The suspect said his revolver accidentally discharged when Officer Novak pushed him. He was tried for murder and acquitted.

Officer Novak had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest In Peace Brother. After 86 years you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
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September 17, 2017


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