Police Officer John J. Lanahan

Police Officer John J. Lanahan

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, July 3, 1919

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John J. Lanahan

Officer Lanahan was shot and killed by a prisoner he was searching at the Central Station Jail. The suspect had been arrested for larceny and taken by officers to the Central Station. Officer Lanahan, a jail officer, was searching the suspect when the suspect drew a gun and shot and killed Officer Lanahan.

Officer Lanahan had served with the agency for 18 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 3, 2019

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