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Patrolman Cyrus Shaeffer | Lebanon Police Department, Pennsylvania Lebanon Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Cyrus Shaeffer

Lebanon Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, February 14, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1903

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Patrolman Shaeffer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a murder suspect. The man had just murdered a woman who had testified against him in a burglary trial.

Patrolman Shaeffer and several other officers were searching for the man in his home. As Patrolman Shaeffer climbed the stairs into the attic the man shot him twice, fatally wounding him. The suspect surrendered a short time later to another officer. He plead guilty to murder and was sentenced to death. He was hanged four months later.

Patrolman Shaeffer was survived by his wife and two children.

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
February 14, 2015

 

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