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Chief of Police Hiram D. Shearer | Nevada City Police Department, California Nevada City Police Department, California

Chief of Police

Hiram D. Shearer

Nevada City Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, January 12, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 74

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Accidental

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Chief of Police Hiram Shearer was killed when he was struck by a child's snow sled while directing traffic in the area of the town square.

The sled was moving down a hill at a high rate of speed and struck him, knocking him to the ground, and causing fatal injuries.

Chief Shearer had served with the Nevada City Police Department for 29 years. He was survived by his wife and child. He became marshal after losing his right arm in a mine explosion in 1901.

The town square was demolished in 1969 to accommodate Route 49 / Route 20 interchange.

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