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This page is Dedicated to the Memory of those Officers who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice for the protection of life and liberty for the citizens of Bradford County and Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

            RESPECT     -     HONOR     -     REMEMBER
            BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY
    SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
MATTHEW 5:9

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Deputy Sheriff Christopher Burgert
Bradford County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch:    March 31, 2004          Age 30   6 yrs service

Shot and killed along with his partner Deputy VanKuren while attempting to locate and arrest a subject in a junkyard in Wells Township, Bradford County, Pa
 
 
 

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Deputy Sheriff Michael VanKuren
Bradford County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch:    March 31, 2004          Age 36   10 yrs service

Shot and killed along with his partner Deputy Burgert while attempting to locate and arrest a subject in a junkyard in Wells Township, Bradford County, Pa
 
 
 

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Trooper Joseph J. Welsch
Pennsylvania State Police
End of Watch:   September 13, 1977      Age 26   4 yrs. service

Shot and killed while assisting Constable Walter Mitchell (
also wounded) of Covington, Tioga County, Pa, in serving a tresspass warrant.
 
 
 

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Patrolman J. F. Proof
Pennsylvania Highway Patrol
End of Watch:  August 29, 1928     Age 30       1.5 yrs service

While attempting to apprehend a speeding motorist in Tioga County, Pa, patrolman Proof lost control of his motorcycle and struck a bridge abutment the night prior. 
 
 
 

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Patrolman Martin A. Hanahoe
Pennsylvania Highway Patrol
End Of Watch:  February 27, 1927      Age 23   1 yr. service

On Oct. 26, 1926, while attempting to stop a motor vehicle near Towanda, Pa., driven by a fugitive suspect, the fugitive forced Hanahoe off the road, striking a telephone pole.  He was transported to Robert Packer Hospital, where he died from his injuries over 1 year later.
 
 
 

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Fish Warden William E. Shoemaker
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
End of Watch: September 22, 1921

On August 25, 1921 Warden Shoemaker was shot when one of two men he was trying to arrest in Bradford County for fishing without a license, grabbed his gun and shot him at point blank range.  He died 28 days later.
 
 
 

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Chief of Police Edward W. Fenner
Troy Borough Police Department
Troy, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: June 17, 1905   Age:49, 5 yrs service

Shot and killed while investigating a Burglary in progress at a local business.
 
 
 

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Edwin S. Pomeroy, Deputy Constable of Troy
Troy Borough, PA
  (and former Constable
)
End of Watch:  1851

Stabbed in the heart during a struggle with a prisoner that he had just arrested on a warrant in Columbia Cross Roads, PA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

F.O.P. Northern Tier Lodge 60: "Chartered in 1944"
           
Bradford & Tioga Counties, Pennsylvania