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Chief of Police Ray E. Curwood | Shickshinny Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Shickshinny Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Ray E. Curwood

Shickshinny Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, February 18, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/5/1918

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in jail

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Chief of Police Ray Curwood succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained six days earlier while attempting to disarm a man who had purchased a handgun with the intent of shooting relatives.

The 34-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. On October 16, 1918, he died in the Luzerne County Jail of tuberculosis.

Chief Curwood had served with the Shickshinny Borough Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Chief Curwood,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shickshinny Borough.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
February 18, 2015

 

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