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Patrolman John Sherba | Bell Acres Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Bell Acres Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

John Sherba

Bell Acres Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, March 13, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman John Sherba was killed in an automobile accident caused by a hit-and-run driver on Big Sewickley Road. The suspect had forced Patrolman Sherba's patrol car off the road and, as Patrolman Sherba attempted to regain control, his vehicle entered the roadway and collided with a cement truck.

The driver of the car that caused the accident fled the scene but was later apprehended.

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By recognizing the heroes of our past, we honor and appreciate the warriors of our present. Your heroism and service is remembered with gratitude today. We thank you for your courage and sacrifice. You gave your all to keep order. Your jurisdiction is safer because of your willingness to put yourself in harm's way, standing between the citizens you swore to protect, and the evil that exists. Thank you for helping to make America a safer place. You live on in our memories as you continue to inspire. Time will never diminish our respect. You have not been forgotten, my brother. You will always be remembered. God bless you John, and rest in peace.

David F Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department
Pennsylvania
March 13, 2014

 

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