Lieutenant John Alexander Berry

Lieutenant John Alexander Berry

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 1898

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John Alexander Berry

Lieutenant John Berry was killed in a warehouse fire at the corner of 13th Street and Mulberry Alley.

He was assisting at the scene of the fire when 600 barrels of whiskey exploded causing a wall to collapse, killing him. Eighteen other people were killed in the fire.

Lieutenant Berry had served with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for nearly 12 years. He was survived by his wife and other relatives.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

explosion, fire, search and rescue

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Lt. Berry,
On today, the 118th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh.


United States Border Patrol

February 9, 2016

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