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Officer Rush Stehlin | Easton Police Department, Pennsylvania Easton Police Department, Pennsylvania

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Rush Stehlin

Easton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 19, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1951

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Officer Stehlin was shot and killed while investigating two men who had just held up a man and wife. Officer Stehlin was talking to the the couple when they saw the two men walk by. Officer Stehlin called out to them to stop from accross the street. One of the men opened fire, mortally wounding Officer Stehlin.

The 22-year-old suspect, who was sentenced to death, later had his sentence commuted to life. He was paroled in 1951.

Officer Stehlin was survived by his wife and two children.

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The same sacrifices that Officers faced in the early 20's are still occurring today in LE. I am saddened to read that this Officer who had many years of life left with his family was tragically killed by a violent criminal. He is not forgotten!

Patrol Officer Lish
December 25, 2014

 

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