Corporal Ernest L. Lang, Jr.

Corporal Ernest L. Lang, Jr.

Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1978

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Ernest L. Lang, Jr.

Corporal Ernest Lang was shot and killed when he intervened in an armed robbery at a bar in Chester City, Pennsylvania.

Two suspects entered the bar and threatened the customers and employees at gunpoint. Corporal Lang intervened in the robbery and in the ensuing shootout was fatally wounded. One of the suspects was also wounded in the shootout and both were taken into custody. They were subsequently convicted of Corporal Lang's murder.

Corporal Lang had served with the Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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We remember your sacrifice on that December night. God bless.

Scott D Mahoney Chief of Police
Del. Co. Park Police

December 23, 2019

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