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Patrolman Harry C. Beasley | Newark Police Department, Ohio Newark Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Harry C. Beasley

Newark Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, July 2, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 17

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Never identified

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Patrolman Harry Beasley was shot and killed when he interrupted several burglars attempting to break into a safe at a shoe store. The suspects were never identified.

Patrolman Beasley was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI and was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor as the result of his heroism during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21th, 1914, while serving aboard the U.S.S. Florida. He had served with the Newark Police Department for seven years and was survived by his wife. He is buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.

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Patrolman Beasley, after 85 years, you are still remembered and honored for your service to your community and to your nation. Thank you.

Milton Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)
July 2, 2016

 

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