Patrolman Joseph Yazvac

Patrolman Joseph Yazvac

Sharon Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, December 21, 1926

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Joseph Yazvac

Patrolman Yazvac was killed he was intentionally rammed into a fire hydrant while riding on the running board of a vehicle. He had been on patrol in downtown Sharon when he observed a suspicious vehicle. When he jumped on the running board the driver of the vehicle drove off and struck the fire hydrant at the intersection of South Irvine Avenue and Washington Street. The driver and front seat passenger of the vehicle were then killed when the vehicle struck a utility pole.

Patrolman Yazvac had served with the agency for 2 years.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 14

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in vehicle crash

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One of only 2 officers to die in the line of duty in Sharon and Joe was my relative, I subsequently joined the force in 1979. RIP Joe a fallen hero.

Captain John Klaric
Sharon police department

January 5, 2016

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