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Chief of Police Derle Edward Shoemaker | South Centre Township Police Department, Pennsylvania South Centre Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Derle Edward Shoemaker

South Centre Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 16, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 33 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Training accident

Incident Date: 5/30/1992

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Chief Derle Shoemaker died after being in a coma for 17 days. He was accidentally struck in the head which caused him to fall from a second story balcony while conducting a warrant search training exercise.

Chief Shoemaker had served with the agency for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 16, 2015

 

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