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Officer John Patrick Maloney | Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania

Officer

John Patrick Maloney

Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 13, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer John Maloney was shot and killed as he attempted to question two suspicious men sitting alongside the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad tracks. One of the men was wanted in a recent burglary.

As he approached the two, the burglary suspect jumped up and suddenly fired at Officer Maloney, striking him three times. Officer Maloney was killed instantly. The suspect had accidentally shot himself in the leg during the incident. He was apprehended the following day.

The man was convicted of Officer Maloney's murder and sent to the Eastern State Prison, where he died six years later as a result of the accidental gunshot wound.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
March 13, 2015

 

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