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Constable Michael A. McGinley, Jr. | Altoona Police Department, Pennsylvania Altoona Police Department, Pennsylvania


Michael A. McGinley, Jr.

Altoona Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 13, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed

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Constable Michael McGinley was shot and killed while searching for two suspects wanted for a robbery that occurred the previous day. The two men were laying in wait and shot Constable McGinley nine times as he approached their position.

The suspects robbed him of his revolver and wallet and then hid his body in the woods. Other officers found his body later in the day.

The suspect was apprehended and later executed in the electric chair.

Constable McGinley had served in law enforcement for 18 years and was survived by his six siblings. He is buried in Saint Johns Cemetery in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 13, 2010


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