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Police Officer Edward W. Quakertown Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Edward W. "Edwin" Shearer

Quakertown Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, July 20, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Police Officer Edwin Shearer suffered a fatal heart attack while running towards an intersection to clear it of traffic in order to let fire trucks through.

The fire trucks were responding to a fire at a farm outside of town.

Officer Shearer had served with the Quakertown Borough Police Department for nine years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniiversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 20, 2014

 

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