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Chief of Police Charles H. Bishop | Connellsville City Police Department, Pennsylvania Connellsville City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Charles H. Bishop

Connellsville City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, January 31, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/15/1897

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Chief of Police Charles Bishop succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained 22 years earlier.

He was shot multiple times on October 15, 1895, while he and another officer were attempting to arrest four subjects on the end of North Pittsburgh Street. Two of the subjects simultaneously opened fire with revolver, striking Chief Bishop four times.

Chief Bishop never full recovered from the wounds and his condition continued to deteriorate. He died from complications of the original wounds on January 31st, 1919.

Chief Bishop had served with the Connesllville Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, sister, and three brothers.

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Chief Bishop,
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 Connellsville City.


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