Auxiliary Police Officer Howard Allison Layton

Auxiliary Police Officer Howard Allison Layton

Connellsville City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 1955

Howard Allison Layton

Auxiliary Police Officer Howard Layton suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a fight at a high school football game at Coker Stadium, on South Arch Street.

He was transported to Connellsville State Hospital after collapsing following the incident.

Officer Layton was survived by his wife, son, daughter, two grandchildren, two brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

fight call, juvenile offender

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The Auxiliary Police Officer is rarely recognized as a Police Officer, as a former Auxiliary, I know this. However, on this site, all Police Officers are equal and I thank the administrators and God for this.

Officer Layton, thank you for your service. You went above and beyond and I pray that your descendants have full knowledge of your heroism and sacrifice for your community.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 23, 2017

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