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Captain John F. Shinberger | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia


John F. Shinberger

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, July 3, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/30/1904

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1905

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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 on 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.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
July 4, 2015


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