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Detective Robert J. Shannon | East Orange Police Department, New Jersey East Orange Police Department, New Jersey

Detective

Robert J. Shannon

East Orange Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 15, 1915

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Detective Robert Shannon and Detective William Mertz, of the Bloomfield Police Department, were shot and killed while they and two other officers attempted to arrest a murder suspect. The other two officers were wounded. Detective Mertz succumbed to his wounds three days after the shooting.

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Detective William Francis Mertz
Bloomfield Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Saturday, December 18, 1915
Cause: Gunfire

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I also had never met you although I would be your 1st cousin twice removed. I have the newspaper article that my great grandmother had kept among her things.
It will be 100 years on Dec. 15, 2015 that you left your family--bravely.
Janet Rodd
April, 24, 2015
Northern California

Janet Rodd--no rank
April 24, 2015

 

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