Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Committed to mental institution
Patrolman Donald Aleshire and Officer William Wurst of the Hainesport Police Department were shot and killed by a sniper.
Officer John Holmes, also of the Mount Holly Police Department, was wounded on the same day and paralyzed before succumbing to his injuries 17 years later.
Patrolman Aleshire had served with the Mount Holly Police Department for three months and had previously served with the Philadelphia Police Department. On the day of his death, which was his 30th birthday, he had volunteered to work overtime. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter.