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Police Officer John R. Sheridan | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

John R. Sheridan

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, August 9, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 2753

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/5/1937

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Sheridan succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier when he was shot in the spine while attempting to arrest two suspects. After being shot, he was transported to Receiving Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect who killed Officer Sheridan and his accomplice were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Sheridan had served with the Detroit Police Department for 3 years and was assigned to the Canfield Station. He was survived by his brother, who also served as an officer with the Detroit Police Department at the time.

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RIP Sir. Your service is not forgotten.

Officer A. Bilal
Detroit Police Department
August 9, 2017


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