Chief of Police Harry L. Meyer

Chief of Police Harry L. Meyer

Harrison Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, January 6, 1918

Harry L. Meyer

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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 21, 1917
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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Today is the 100th anniversary of the death of Chief Harry L. Meyer. We are indebted to him for his service. His killer is long forgotten. We will never forget Chief Meyer and his service to his township and his nation.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 6, 2018

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