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Patrolman John Pfaffenburger | Seymour Police Department, Indiana Seymour Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman

John Pfaffenburger

Seymour Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 6, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/4/1934

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One executed, one sentenced to life

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Patrolman John Pfaffenburger succumbed to gunshot wounds suffered two days earlier while attempting to arrest two suspects who had stolen gas from a service station on U.S. 50. He had setup a roadblock at the intersection of U.S. 50 and U.S. 31 to stop the vehicle. When the suspects encountered the roadblock they opened fire on the officer, mortally wounding him.

The two suspects fled the scene and later in the day shot Deputy Harold Amick, of the Scott County Sheriff's Department, who succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Both suspects were apprehended and convicted of Deputy Amick's murder. One offender was sentenced to life in prison and the shooter was sentenced to death. On October 9, 1934, he was executed by electrocution.

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End of Watch: Tuesday, June 5, 1934
Cause: Gunfire

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