Chief of Police Aaron McCord

Chief of Police Aaron McCord

Lebanon City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, March 27, 1890

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Aaron McCord

Chief McCord was shot and killed after arresting a drunk man who had fired a gun at a bar owner. When Chief McCord arrived to take the owner's complaint the suspect reappeared and denied that he shot his gun. Chief McCord placed the man under arrest for being drunk and based on the bar owner's complaint.

As he walked the man to jail the suspect pulled out his revolver near Cumberland Street and 8th Street and shot Chief McCord in the head. Chief McCord was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he succumbed to his wound at 0130 hours. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested in Hummelstown by citizens. The man was convicted of second murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Chief McCord had been with the Lebanon City Police Department for nine years and had only been promoted to chief a few weeks before his murder. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Chief

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

investigation, prisoner custody, shooting

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