Captain Albert Gleason

Captain Albert Gleason

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, December 27, 1933

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Albert Gleason

Captain Gleason was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man in a hotel room on Wyoming Avenue. Captain Gleason and another officer went to the hotel room where a man wanted for robbery in Binghamton, New York, was supposed to be. When the other officer knocked on the door the suspect jumped from his room window to a fire escape where Captain Gleason was standing guard. The suspect and Captain Gleason exchanged gunfire killing each other.

Captain Gleason served with the Scranton Police Department for 24 and a half years. He was a widower and survived by his daughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 24 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Please know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

December 27, 2020

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