Patrolman Chester Leo Shack

Patrolman Chester Leo Shack

Clarksburg Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 15, 1949

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Chester Leo Shack

Patrolman Leo Shack was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer who mistook him for a burglar. The two officers were patrolling the same area while on night-time patrol. As Patrolman Shack checked a rear door of a business the other officer mistook him for a burglar and fired a shot at him. The round struck Patrolman Shack in the chest. He died as the other patrolman tried to carry him to assistance.

Patrolman Shack had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and child and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest in peace Patrolman Shack.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 14, 2021

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