Patrolman George Shuman

Patrolman George Shuman

South Bethlehem Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, August 26, 1907

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George Shuman

Patrolman George Shuman was shot twice and killed while attempting to arrest a man in the area of Second Street and Adams Street, near the railroad lines.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of Patrolman Shuman's murder, and hung six months later.

Patrolman Shuman had served with the South Bethlehem Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, adopted daughter, brother, and sister.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1908

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Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice by your fellow law enforcement.

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

August 26, 2020

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