Police Officer Rush Stehlin

Police Officer Rush Stehlin

Easton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, December 19, 1922

Rush Stehlin

Officer Rush Stehlin was shot and killed while investigating two men who had just robbed a man and wife.

Officer Stehlin was talking to the couple at the intersection of Third Street and Ferry Street when they saw the two men walk by. Officer Stehlin called out to them to stop from across 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 served with the Easton Police Department for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1951


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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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