Officer John Patrick Maloney

Officer John Patrick Maloney

Williamsport Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 13, 1907

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John Patrick Maloney

Officer John Maloney was shot and killed as he attempted to question two suspicious men sitting alongside the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad tracks. One of the men was wanted in a recent burglary.

As he approached the two, the burglary suspect jumped up and suddenly fired at Officer Maloney, striking him three times. Officer Maloney was killed instantly. The suspect had accidentally shot himself in the leg during the incident. He was apprehended the following day.

The man was convicted of Officer Maloney's murder and sent to the Eastern State Prison, where he died six years later as a result of the accidental gunshot wound.

Officer Maloney had served with the Williamsport Bureau of Police for five years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

convicted felon, suspicious person

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Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity.
Gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your service.
Rest In Peace.

Enid Rodríguez

March 13, 2022

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