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Chief of Police Harry L. Meyer | Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Harry L. Meyer

Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, January 6, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/21/1917

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Chief Meyer and Officer William Lucas both died of gunshot wounds sustained on December 21, 1923. The two officers had gone to a man's home at the man's request to arrest the man's drunk son. The son opened fire on them with a shotgun as they entered the yard, mortally wounding both. Officer Lucas died two days later and Chief Meyer died two weeks later.

The suspect was arrested and died in prison of a cerebral hemorrhage October 11, 1951.

Chief Meyer was survived by his wife.

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End of Watch: Sunday, December 23, 1917
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Rest in peace Chief Meyers and Olav Hashalom. Your courage won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
January 6, 2014

 

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