Patrolman Albert William Devlin

Patrolman Albert William Devlin

McCandless Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 1973

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Albert William Devlin

Patrolman Albert Devlin was killed during a vehicle pursuit. He was pursuing a stolen car which had tried to run him down. The suspect vehicle ran him off the road into a utility pole.

The 19 year-old driver was apprehended and charged with Patrolman Devlin's murder. On June 27, 1973, he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to one to 3 years in prison.

Patrolman Devlin had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and three sons.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 12

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 years

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

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