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Patrolman George H. Shearer | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

George H. Shearer

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 12, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 545

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman George Shearer was shot and killed while responding to a large disturbance at a wedding party.

Patrolman Shearer, who was walking his beat, heard the commotion and went to the building with two other officers. Several of the drunken guests attempted to hold the doors shut to prevent Patrolman Shearer from entering, however, he was able to force his way in. As he made it to the top of the stairs he was shot in the chest with one of the revolvers taken from the other policemen.

Patrolman Shearer had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his two children, his mother, three brothers, and four sisters.

One of Patrolman Shearer's great-grandsons, Detective Robert Clark, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 1st, 1998, while serving with the Cleveland, Ohio, Police Department.

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End of Watch: Wednesday, July 1, 1998
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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 12, 2015

 

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