Captain John F. Shinberger

Captain John F. Shinberger

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 1904

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John F. Shinberger

Captain John Shinberger succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while he and other officers attempted to apprehend a murder suspect in a house at 1308 North Second Street.

Captain Shinberger took a position in the rear of the house and was shot as the suspect attempted to flee the scene.

The subject was convicted of murder and hanged January 6th, 1905.

Captain Shinberger served with the Baltimore Light Artillery in the Civil War. He had served with the Richmond Police Department for 24 years.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 30, 1904
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1905

murder suspect

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory or your sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 3, 2020

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