Patrolman John Mueller Sellers

Patrolman John Mueller Sellers

Pinole Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 1972

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John Mueller Sellers

Patrolman John Sellers was shot and killed when he responded to a disturbance at a local tavern.

A patron who was involved in an altercation with another patron pulled a pistol and shot the officer as he intervened.

The 69-year-old suspect was found not guilty by reason of insanity on February 6th, 1973.

Patrolman Sellers had served with the Pinole Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not guilty by reason of insanity

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 24, 2018

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