Patrolman John Henry Jones Sellman

Patrolman John Henry Jones Sellman

McKeesport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 18, 1936

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John Henry Jones Sellman

Patrolman John Sellman drowned on Market Street while attempting to rescue victims of a flood caused when the Monongahela River overflowed. During the rescue operations he fell from the boat into the raging waters. His body was recovered on April 21st, 1936.

Patrolman Sellman was a veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 113
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

March 18, 2021

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