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Private Timothy Kelleher | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Private

Timothy Kelleher

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, September 14, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 year, 9 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Executed

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Private Tim Kelleher was stabbed after responding to a woman's calls for help. He saw two men beating a young woman and went to her rescue. One man stabbed Private Kelleher in the side, killing him. Both suspects were apprehended. One was executed and the other was sentenced to 12 years of hard labor.

Private Kelleher had been with the agency for 21 months and had previously served with the United States Army Cavalry in the Philippine War. Private Kelleher was born in Ireland and had served with the Boers in their War against the English before enlisting in the United States Army and was survived by his father and two brothers. He is buried at Cavalry Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 105th 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 California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 14, 2012

 

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