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Patrolman John A. Rau | Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania


John A. Rau

Allentown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, January 10, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 4

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman John Rau was struck and killed by a vehicle he was attempting to stop at the intersection of 17th Street and Hamilton Street.

He was struck by one of two vehicles that were racing along Hamilton Street as he stepped into the roadway to signal them to stop. He was taken to Allentown Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Rau had served with the Allentown Police Department for 15 years. He was a widower and survived by his son, daughter, three brothers, and sister.

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