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Patrolman James H. Sheehy | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

James H. Sheehy

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, May 18, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman James Sheehy was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner to the station.

Patrolman Sheehy was providing backup to a fellow patrolman on Logan Street near Wylie Avenue. Both patrolmen had apprehended some suspects and were walking them to the station. Patrolman Sheehy was killed when his prisoner pulled a gun and shot him three times.

Patrolman Sheehy had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and six kids.

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James H Sheehy you are the brother to my Great Great Great Grandmother Mary Ann Sheehy who married Cornelius Werner Daily. Until today I never knew of your existence, nor the honor that you brought your family in Ireland and your descendants in the United States. A young wife with six children who greatly missed you, is a lesson that is now shed with my children. You are now part of our family history and I shared your sacrifice and service. Thank you and all officers that give to keep our community safe.

Donna Newton-Meridieth
Great Great Great Grandniece
October 8, 2016

 

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