Policeman Charles J. Sheer

Policeman Charles J. Sheer

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 10, 1928

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Charles J. Sheer

Policeman Charles Sheer was killed when he was crushed by a trolley while directing traffic at 9th and Walnut streets.

Policeman Sheer had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 144

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

directing traffic

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Officer Sheer,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 10, 2018

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