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Private Charles Hiram Craven | Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania


Charles Hiram Craven

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 11, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 10/8/1938

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Private Charles Craven and Private Joseph Williams, of the Pennsylvania Motor Police, were struck and killed by a vehicle while performing vehicle inspections on U.S. Route 30 near Gettysburg at approximately 11:50 P.M. While both officers were out of their patrol another vehicle struck them both. Both officers were taken to Annie M. Warner Hospital. Private Williams was pronounced dead on arrival and Private Craven succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Private Craven had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport.

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Private Joseph Martin Williams
Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Saturday, October 8, 1938
Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 11, 2011


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