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Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire | Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

Donald R. Aleshire

Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, March 28, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Committed to mental institution

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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.

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Officer William C. Wurst
Hainesport Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Friday, March 28, 1975
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman John O. Holmes
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End of Watch: Wednesday, July 22, 1992
Cause: Gunfire

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Patrolman Aleshire's line of duty death was discussed and reflected on today during a Blue Courage course at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Thank you for being a Guardian Ptl. Aleshire.

Lt. Travis Colonius
Medina County Sheriff's Office (OH)
January 26, 2016

 

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