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Patrolman Elmer M. Beers | Waverly Police Department, New York Waverly Police Department, New York


Elmer M. Beers

Waverly Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, April 28, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Committed

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Officer Elmer Beers was fatally shot when he went to the scene of a domestic dispute involving a husband and wife. A struggle resulted and the man gained control of Officer Beers' service revolver and shot him and his wife. The suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

The suspect was determined to be insane and committed in a mental institution.

Officer Beers had been with the agency for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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Rest in Peace Brother. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Shield 1710

New York State Police
December 21, 2014


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