Patrolman John W. Kissinger

Patrolman John W. Kissinger

Reading Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1911

John W. Kissinger

Patrolman Kissinger was shot and killed while assisting another officer arrest a drunk man at a home on Locust Street. He was shot while struggling with the man in the back door of the house.

The 26-year-old suspect was taken into custody in the home one hour later. He was found guilty of first degree murder. He received a new trial and was acquitted.

Patrolman Kissinger had served as a regular patrolman for 3 years and had previously served as a special officer for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Ptlm. Kissinger on the 100th Anniversary of your extraordinary sacrafice you are not forgotten by your brother officers who continue to this day fight the good fight and battle against evil.

Police Officer
Utica Police Department, Utica NY

September 16, 2011

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