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Chief of Police Wilson H. Lewars | Hamburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Hamburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Wilson H. Lewars

Hamburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, May 12, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief Wilson Lewars was shot and killed as he and a constable interrupted several men looting the Paterson Silk Plant.

Pennsylvania State Police later apprehended four of the suspects. All four were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. One died at Eastern Penitentiary on September 9, 1934. On December 1, 1939, a fifth suspect was apprehended in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was charged with complicity in Chief Lewars' murder.

Chief Lewars had served with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 12, 2015

 

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