Chief of Police Timothy John Sheehan

Chief of Police Timothy John Sheehan

California Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Timothy John Sheehan

Chief of Police Tim Sheehan suffered a fatal heart attack the day after responding to a call in which he had to perform CPR on a citizen.

He had returned to duty the following morning when he suffered a heart attack while clearing snow from his vehicle.

Chief Sheehan had served with the California Borough Police Department for 15 years. He also served as a firefighter with the Brownsville Fire Company #1. He is survived by his wife, three children, and mother.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 61

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 10, 2021

medical call

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There are those that watch, and those that ‘do’. You acted to save a life and there is no greater act of selfless service.
May your family take solace in knowing this and that your life was, and that theirs is, a part of the great fabric and brotherhood of Law enforcement.
I worked for John Sheehan Sr. When I was a teen. Great family...

Lieutenant John Rankin
Gwinnett County Police Department

April 30, 2021

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