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Detective Corporal John R. Christian, Jr. | Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

Detective Corporal

John R. Christian, Jr.

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 18, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 11 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Detective Corporal John Christian was shot and killed while moonlighting as a uniformed security officer at 10:30 pm. He was informed of a robbery in progress and when he attempted to make an arrest he was shot and killed.

The suspect fled but was apprehended in another state.

Detective Corporal Christian was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Harrisburg Police Bureau for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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I remember the day of his funeral! Helicopters and police car were everywhere! Very sad that he lost his life to a evil lowlife!

Mr. Harry Grace
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May 19, 2016

 

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