Lieutenant Elwood Gainor

Lieutenant Elwood Gainor

Lancaster Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, March 28, 1927

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Elwood Gainor

Lieutenant Gainor was beaten and shot to death after being abducted, while in uniform, from Lancaster. His body was found on Hook Road in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the following day. His skull had been crushed and he had been shot in the head four times. It is believed that he was abducted and murdered by bootleggers who were operating in Lancaster.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

March 28, 2019

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