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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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

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