Auxiliary Police Officer Barnett William Bloom

Auxiliary Police Officer Barnett William Bloom

Cheltenham Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, November 6, 1984

Barnett William Bloom

Auxiliary Police Officer Barnett Bloom was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of Church Road and Stahr Road, in Elkins Park.

He and two other officers were directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic near a library that was being used as an election polling place. He was transported to Rolling Hill Hospital after being struck by the vehicle but passed away several hours later.

Officer Bloom had served with the Cheltenham Township Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, sister, and brother.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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An Auxiliary Police Officer is special in that, most often, they will work under the same conditions with the same risks as a regular Officer, yet, for free or limited pay and often, no benefits. They do it for various reasons but usually because the Law Enforcement field interests them, they want to make an inroad into the job and/or, they want to help contribute to their community.

You did your job and you are a hero, Officer Bloom. Thank you.

God Bless, Brother and may your eternal rest be peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 11, 2018

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