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Patrolman George Shuman | South Bethlehem Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania South Bethlehem Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

George Shuman

South Bethlehem Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, August 26, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1908

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Patrolman George Shuman was shot twice and killed while attempting to arrest a man in the area of Second Street and Adams Street, near the railroad lines.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of Patrolman Shuman's murder, and hung six months later.

Patrolman Shuman had served with the South Bethlehem Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, adopted daughter, brother, and sister.

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Rest in peace my Brother. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (Ms)
February 16, 2011

 

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