Deputy Sheriff Harry D. Siegfried

Deputy Sheriff Harry D. Siegfried

Lehigh County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1926

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Harry D. Siegfried

Deputy Sheriff Harry Siegfried and Sheriff Mark Sensenbach were shot and killed in Weisenberg Township while attempting to arrest a man for failing to pay a $2 fine for not sending his children to school.

When the officers arrived at the farmhouse the man's wife told them he was not home but would not cooperate. As they began searching the property they observed the man walk into the woodline holding a gun. Sheriff Sensenbach called for assistance from the Allentown Police Department and several officers responded.

As the Allentown officers arrived at the scene the man approached them and opened fire. Deputy Siegfried and Sheriff Sensenbach were killed and one of the Allentown officers was wounded during the initial shooting before the man barricaded himself in his home.

The man was shot and killed by a posse as he attempted to flee into the woods after the posse set the house on fire.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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