Patrol Officer Cloyd LeRoy Hearn

Patrol Officer Cloyd LeRoy Hearn

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, November 13, 1934

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Cloyd LeRoy Hearn

Officer Clyde Hearn was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while on foot patrol on Cameron Street. He had just checked in using the radio call box and stepped into the street to flag down to passing officers. The officer did not see him and drove by. Another car then struck Officer Hearn, causing fatal injuries. The driver of the car fled the scene. The man was later identified by committed suicide by lighting himself on fire before he could be arrested.

Officer Hearn was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Harrisburg Police Bureau for almost seven years and was survived by his wife and four children. He was wounded in action on July 19, 1918, due to shrapnel wounds during the battle of Ch√Ęteau-Thierry.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 6 years, 8 months
  • Badge 83
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Committed suicide

foot patrol

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This was my Grandfather. My mother was his second child of 4 children. I was not born when my Grandfather died, but I do remember my Grandmother. I believe she had a heart attack right after this happened and she never remarried. She did her very best for their children. I too think of my Grandfather every time an officer is killed. I wish every officer safe travels in their job and I thank them for their service.

Marlena Dunn Dail

September 24, 2016

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