Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire

Patrolman Donald R. Aleshire

Mount Holly Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, March 28, 1975

Donald R. Aleshire

Patrolman Donald Aleshire and Officer William Wurst of the Hainesport Police Department were shot and killed by a sniper.

Officer John Holmes, also of the Mount Holly Police Department, was wounded on the same day and paralyzed before succumbing to his injuries 17 years later.

Patrolman Aleshire had served with the Mount Holly Police Department for three months and had previously served with the Philadelphia Police Department. On the day of his death, which was his 30th birthday, he had volunteered to work overtime. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed to mental institution

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Patrolman Aleshire's line of duty death was discussed and reflected on today during a Blue Courage course at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Thank you for being a Guardian Ptl. Aleshire.

Lt. Travis Colonius
Medina County Sheriff's Office (OH)

January 26, 2016

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