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Patrolman John W. Kissinger | Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania


John W. Kissinger

Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, September 16, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Kissinger was shot and killed while assisting another officer arrest a drunk man at a home on Locust Street. He was shot while struggling with the man in the back door of the house.

The 26-year-old suspect was taken into custody in the home one hour later. He was found guilty of first degree murder. He received a new trial and was acquitted.

Patrolman Kissinger had served as a regular patrolman for 3 years and had previously served as a special officer for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.

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Ptlm. Kissinger on the 100th Anniversary of your extraordinary sacrafice you are not forgotten by your brother officers who continue to this day fight the good fight and battle against evil.

Police Officer
Utica Police Department, Utica NY
September 16, 2011


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