Chief of Police Ray E. Curwood

Chief of Police Ray E. Curwood

Shickshinny Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, February 18, 1918

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Ray E. Curwood

Chief of Police Ray Curwood succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained six days earlier while attempting to disarm a man who had purchased a handgun with the intent of shooting relatives.

The 34-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. On October 16, 1918, he died in the Luzerne County Jail of tuberculosis.

Chief Curwood had served with the Shickshinny Borough Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 5, 1918
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in jail

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 18, 2018

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