Chief of Police Harry Thomas Yenser

Chief of Police Harry Thomas Yenser

Lehighton Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 1947

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Harry Thomas Yenser

Chief of Police Harry Yenser suffered a fatal heart attack as he was returning to the scene of a domestic disturbance.

Chief Yenser had responded to a domestic disturbance earlier in the day and had arrested two individuals for disturbing the peace. He had placed both individuals in their cell at the Municipal Building when he suffered a fatal heart attack in his police vehicle in the parking lot. His body was found by two fellow officers and taken inside the building where a doctor was summoned and pronounced him dead.

Chief of Police Yenser served with the Lehighton Borough Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a brother who also served with the same agency.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Chief Yenser,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lehighton Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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