Constable Harvey Wissinger

Constable Harvey Wissinger

Cambria County District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, June 25, 1922

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Harvey Wissinger

Constable Harvey Wissinger was shot and killed after responding to a domestic problem at a farmhouse.

A woman said her husband had forced her and their six children to sleep outside the night before and was trying to do it again. As Constable Wissinger attempted to arrest the man he produced a revolver and shot him. Later that night the man's body was found in a woods near Elton. He had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Constable Wissinger was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Constable Wissinger,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cambria County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 25, 2022

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