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Patrol Officer Joseph John O'Shura | Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

Patrol Officer

Joseph John O'Shura

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, July 20, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer O'Shura and Officer Barry Karper were killed in an automobile accident while chasing a stolen vehicle.

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Patrol Officer Barry Penrose Karper
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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 13, 2013

 

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