Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
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Offender: Not guilty by reason of insanity
Patrolman John Sellers was shot and killed when he responded to a disturbance at a local tavern.
A patron who was involved in an altercation with another patron pulled a pistol and shot the officer as he intervened.
The 69-year-old suspect was found not guilty by reason of insanity on February 6th, 1973.
Patrolman Sellers had served with the Pinole Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.