Patrolman Charles E. Attig, Jr.

Patrolman Charles E. Attig, Jr.

Shamokin Dam Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, June 10, 1983

Charles E. Attig, Jr.

Patrolman Attig was shot and killed by a suspect who was seeking revenge for being issued a speeding ticket earlier in the night. The suspect had received the ticket from the chief of police and returned to the area with a rifle in search of the chief. The suspect then located Patrolman Attig, who was issuing a littering citation to a motorist at the time. The suspect opened fire, striking Patrolman three times. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Attig was survived by his parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I liived in Herndon when this happened.I was 18 hrs old ,it had a profound impact on me ! I became an NYPD police officer because of this awful incident ,i did 20 years and for the last 5 years I've been a police officer in the 4 man dept of bolton landing ny.I have always remembered Patrolman Attig and the Sacrifice he made.I sent the newspaper article to my parents who were living in Ireland where they are from . Rest in Peace Brother in Blue !! You inspired me even though we never met !! I wanted to finally say what your Sacrifice meant to an 18 year old who became a Police officer because if you ! rest in peace ! You died in a noble cause !

Policer officer m j keane
Bolton landing ny police dept

October 6, 2016

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