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Chief of Police Marvin R. Foltz | East Donegal Township Police Department, Pennsylvania East Donegal Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Marvin R. Foltz

East Donegal Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, April 7, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief Marvin Foltz was shot and killed during a bank robbery in Maytown, Pennsylvania.

He had gone into the bank and ordered the robbers to put their hands up when he met a fusillade of gunfire. Though wounded, he staggered to the bank steps and emptied his gun at the fleeing robbers.

Three men were arrested and charged with his murder.

The suspect who shot Chief Foltz was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison on June 23, 1967. One of the other two suspects was also convicted of murder and sentenced to life on October 2, 1967.

Chief Foltz was the only full-time employee of the three man department. He is survived by his wife and daughter who had rushed to the scene from their house nearby.

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You will always be my hero, Dad. I'm so sorry you never got to meet your two grandsons. I know you would have been a great Grandpa. I love you and I miss you. I believe God must have a special place for you in heaven.

Sylvia Foltz Breneman
Daughter
May 11, 2015

 

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