Detective Corporal John Robert Christian, Jr.

Detective Corporal John Robert Christian, Jr.

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, April 18, 1978

John Robert Christian, Jr.

Detective Corporal John Christian was shot and killed while moonlighting as a uniformed security officer at 10:30 pm. He was informed of a robbery in progress and when he attempted to make an arrest he was shot and killed.

The suspect fled but was apprehended in another state.

Detective Corporal Christian was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Harrisburg Police Bureau for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 11 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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I remember this day. I was notified by the base chaplain and by my sister that my Cousin had been killed. I was in the military because of Johnnie, he was a hero and always will be. God rest your soul.

William R Keefer (Cousin Bobby)

WILLIAM R KEEFER
Cousin

November 21, 2018

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