Patrolman John G. Pfaffenberger

Patrolman John G. Pfaffenberger

Seymour Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 6, 1934

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John G. Pfaffenberger

Patrolman John Pfaffenberger succumbed to gunshot wounds suffered two days earlier while attempting to arrest two suspects who had stolen gas from a service station on U.S. 50. He had set up a roadblock at the intersection of U.S. 50 and U.S. 31 to stop the vehicle. When the suspects encountered the roadblock, they opened fire on the officer, mortally wounding him.

The three suspects fled the scene and later in the day shot Deputy Harold Amick of the Scott County Sheriff's Department, who succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Three suspects were apprehended and convicted of Deputy Amick's murder. Two offenders were sentenced to life in prison, and the shooter was sentenced to death. On October 9, 1934, he was executed by electrocution.

Patrolman Pfaffenberger was a United States World War Army veteran. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 4, 1934
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One executed, one sentenced to life

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