Policeman Patrick J. Costella

Policeman Patrick J. Costella

Hollidays Cove Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, September 23, 1929

Patrick J. Costella

Policeman Patrick Costella and Deputy Sheriff Edward Schumacker, of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, were killed in an automobile accident when their vehicle went off a 50-foot embankment at Chestunt Ridge on the Pittsburgh Road.

The two officers, along with a local justice of the peace and a female citizen, were returning from Burggettstown, Pennsylvania, where they had gone to search for a suspected who had robbed a pool room of $900 several days earlier. The justice of the peace and citizen both survived the crash.

Policeman Costella was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 23, 2012

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