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Chief of Police Simon H. Clauser | Hazleton City Police Department, Pennsylvania Hazleton City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Simon H. Clauser

Hazleton City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, September 5, 1874

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/4/1874

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Chief of Police Simon Clauser was shot and killed shortly before midnight while investigating the sounds of gunshots near the intersection of Broad Street and Mill Street.

He and an officer had encountered an intoxicated man while searching for the source of the gunshots. As Chief Clauser asked the man if he had done any shooting the man suddenly shot him in the chest. The subject was taken into custody by the other officer and charged with murder. He was subsequently convicted of second degree murder.

Chief Clauser was a Civil War veteran of the Union Army.

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Chief Clauser,
On today, the 143rd anniversary of your death 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 with the Union Army during the Civil War.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol
September 5, 2017

 

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