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Private Joseph Andrew Hoffer | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania


Joseph Andrew Hoffer

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 27, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/22/1937

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Private Joseph Hoffer was succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier while he and several other officers attempted to arrest an escapee from the Fayette County Jail.

The subject opened fire on the officers from an upstairs window of a house he was hiding in as the officers approached it. The suspect was killed when the officers returned fire.

Private Hoffer had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost eight years. He was survived by his wife.

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Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
April 27, 2015


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