Patrolman Paul F. Lane

Patrolman Paul F. Lane

Redding Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 1943

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Paul F. Lane

Patrolman Lane was accidentally shot by a fellow officer who was attempting to re-holster his weapon inside of the police station. Patrolman Lane was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition for three days before succumbing to his wound.
Patrolman Lane had been with the agency for six months and was survived by his wife and 9-year-old son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Monday, January 4, 1943

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 7, 2021

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