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Patrolman John J. Scanlon | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

John J. Scanlon

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, August 21, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 16 years, 4 months

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Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 3/24/1937

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Patrolman John Scanlon succumbed to injuries sustained five months earlier while riding in a patrol wagon.

The wagon stopped suddenly and Patrolman Scanlon was thrown from the rear of the vehicle to the front, and suffered severe internal injuries. He remained in the hospital for two months before being released. He returned to the hospital on August 20, 1937, after suffering severe pain and died the following day as the result of severe hemorrhaging.

Patrolman Scanlon had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, father, sister, and two brothers. Both his brothers also served with the Pittsburgh Police Department.

Patrolman Scanlon's cousin, Patrolman Daniel Conley, was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 30, 1922.

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Patrolman Daniel John Conley
Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Saturday, December 30, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

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RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

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