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Park Guard Martin Clasby | Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

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Martin Clasby

Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, December 31, 1937

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Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Park Guard Martin Clasby was struck and killed by a car while directing traffic at Belmont Avenue and George's Hill Drive.

Two vehicles collided and one of them swerved into him. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 90 minutes later.

The driver who caused the crash was sentenced to one to three years in prison. He had previously served six years in prison for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wise on November 30th, 1924.

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Policeman Robert Wise
Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Sunday, November 30, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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December 31, 2014

 

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