Patrolman Bartley J. Connolly, Jr.

Patrolman Bartley J. Connolly, Jr.

Penn Hills Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, March 25, 1972

Bartley J. Connolly, Jr.

Patrolman Bartley Connolly and Sergeant William Schrott were shot and killed while working uniformed off-duty security jobs at a local mall.

A petite female subject had just attempted an armed robbery at the store Sergeant Schrott was working at. Thinking the woman was a little girl because of her build, Sergeant Schrott attempted to talk her into dropping the gun, but instead, she shot him. Witnesses ran to another store where Sergeant Connolly was working. He attempted to take the same action Sergeant Schrott took and was also shot and killed.

An off-duty Pittsburgh police officer shot the woman in the leg and was then shot by a responding Penn Hills Police officer who mistook him as the shooter of Sergeant Schrott and Patrolman Connolly.

The woman was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Sergeant Connolly was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and had served with the Penn Hills Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 9 years, 1 month
  • Badge 16
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life imprisonment

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