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Patrolman Benjamin Harrison Manson | Braddock Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Braddock Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Benjamin Harrison Manson

Braddock Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, October 5, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 9/30/1947

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Patrolman Benjamin Manson succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when his patrol car was struck by a train at the 8th Street railroad crossing.

He and the borough's maintenance foreman were going to a warehouse at the foot of 8th Street when the accident occurred. The maintenance foreman was killed in the collision while Patrolman Manson suffered critical injuries. He was transported to Braddock Hospital where he remained until passing away.

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Patrolman Manson,
Sir, it has taken over 66 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Braddock Borough. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Bordef Patrol
December 30, 2013

 

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