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Deputy Sheriff Samuel W. Van Auken | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

Deputy Sheriff

Samuel W. Van Auken

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, December 15, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Van Auken succumbed to injuries sustained when an inmate beat him and another guard with a steel mop handle during an escape attempt from the county jail.

Deputy Van Auken served as a deputy sheriff and part-time jail guard. He had previously served as a special police officer for the East Stroudsburg Area School District and had a total of 6 years law enforcement service.

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They still inform new CO's of this incident & the dangers of our job. You are not forgoten. RIP

C.O.2 Mark Maminski
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April 9, 2015

 

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