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Patrolman John Shepela | Newport Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Newport Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

John Shepela

Newport Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, November 25, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 11 years, 7 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 11/4/1928

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Patrolman John Shepela succumbed an accidental gunshot wound sustained three weeks earlier as he attempted to shoot a dog that was attacking him in Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania.

He was attempting to remove his revolver from its holster when the weapon discharged. He was taken to Nanticoke State Hospital where he remained until succumbing to complications from the original wound.

Patrolman Shepela was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Newport Township Police Department for 11-1/2 years. He was survived by his parents.

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Patrolman Shepela,
Sir, it has taken over 87 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 7, 2015

 

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