Private John Patrick McLaughlin

Private John Patrick McLaughlin

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 24, 1918

John Patrick McLaughlin

Private John McLaughlin died after contracting the Spanish Flu while in the performance of his duties.

Due to the devastation of the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918 members of the Pennsylvania State Police had been ordered to perform duties such as, assisting nurses and doctors in taking care of influenza victims, serve as pallbearers of influenza victims, assisting health officers, transporting victims to and from hospitals, and to police the Borough of Exeter after the two members of their police force succumbed to the influenza.

Private John McLaughlin had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost one and a half years. He was survived by his parents and two sisters

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 20, 1918

communicable disease

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 100th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 14, 2018

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