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Chief of Police James Albert Welch | New Cumberland Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania New Cumberland Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

James Albert Welch

New Cumberland Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, February 16, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Bomb

Incident Date: 2/2/1928

Weapon: Explosives; Bomb

Offender: Not available

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Chief of Police James Welch was fatally injured when a booby trapped still exploded in a barn near Lewisberry while he and several federal prohibition agents were destroying it

His wounds were initially not thought to be that serious. Because Chief Welch had not fully recovered from being shot while making an arrest one year earlier complications with his condition resulted. He died in the Harrisburg Hospital one week later after the blast.

Chief Welch was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 23, 2012


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