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Corporal Ernest L. Lang, Jr. | Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department, Pennsylvania Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

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Ernest L. Lang, Jr.

Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, December 10, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted

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Corporal Ernest Lang was shot and killed when he intervened in an armed robbery at a bar in Chester City, Pennsylvania.

Two suspects entered the bar and threatened the customers and employees at gunpoint. Corporal Lang intervened in the robbery and in the ensuing shootout was fatally wounded. One of the suspects was also wounded in the shootout and both were taken into custody. They were subsequently convicted of Corporal Lang's murder.

Corporal Lang had served with the Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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Its been 37 years, you and P/O Wehe are remembered by us all! Rest in Peace, God Bless!

Detective/Captain Scott Mahoney
Delaware County Park Police Department
December 16, 2015

 

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