Detective Robert J. Shannon

Detective Robert J. Shannon

East Orange Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, December 15, 1915

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Robert J. Shannon

Detective Robert Shannon and Detective William Mertz, of the Bloomfield Police Department, were shot and killed while they and two other officers attempted to arrest a murder suspect. The other two officers were wounded. Detective Mertz succumbed to his wounds three days after the shooting.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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I also had never met you although I would be your 1st cousin twice removed. I have the newspaper article that my great grandmother had kept among her things.
It will be 100 years on Dec. 15, 2015 that you left your family--bravely.
Janet Rodd
April, 24, 2015
Northern California

Janet Rodd--no rank

April 24, 2015

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