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- Jul. 12, 2015 -
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Scranton Police Dept. Patch
Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 12, 2015
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 29 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Scranton Police Dept. - PA
100 S Washington Ave  
Scranton, PA   18503   USA
(570)348-4130
County: Lackawanna
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: 4/2014
FBI Class: Accident - Police
Weapon Class: Environment
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 722
On The Job: 1 years
Bio: Born in Scranton, son of Mary Wilding, Scranton, he was a 2004 graduate of Mid Valley Secondary Center, Throop, and attended the Pennsylvania State University. He was a 2012 graduate of the Act 120 Municipal Police Officers Training Program at Lackawanna College. He had been employed at St. Joseph's Center for eight years, worked as a driver and guard for Dunbar Armored, Olyphant, and was also a full-time public safety officer at Lackawanna College before joining the Scranton Police Department in April, 2014.

He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police E.B. Jermyn Lodge 2.

He loved Irish and punk rock music, especially the Ramones. He practiced Krav Maga and earned his motorcycle license. John had a special place in his heart for animals and as a tattoo enthusiast, he was highly decorated.

As a son, he was respectful and attentive. He was a loving and dedicated provider, but even more importantly, he was a playful, devoted and protective father. John was a fiercely loyal brother and friend.

It was John's dream to be a good and just police officer in Scranton, where he was raising his family. He worked for years to earn his place on the force, and was grateful every day for the opportunity to serve and protect his community. In the short time he did so, John's impact in the neighborhoods he patrolled has become clear through the stories of kindness and fairness he exercised on the beat. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-tribune/obituary.aspx?n=john-james-wilding&pid=175284078#sthash.6AwBvbA0.dpuf

Survived by:
Kristen Tansits Wilding - Wife
and two children, ages 3 and 7 . . . his daughter, Lola Mae, and his son, Sidney Wolfgang

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Scranton, PA   USA   Sun. Jul. 12, 2015
Summary: Patrolman John Wilding succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night at approximately 3:20 am while pursuing three juveniles who had stolen a vehicle.

The juveniles bailed out of the vehicle in the area of the 300 block of North Main Avenue with several officers, including Patrolman Wilding, chasing them on foot. Patrolman Wilding jumped over a small wall behind a restaurant at 301 North Main Avenue, not realizing that there was a 15-foot drop on the other side. He suffered a serious head injury as the result of the fall.

He was transported to Geisinger Community Medical Center where he remained until succumbing to his injuries early the next morning.

All three juveniles were arrested and charged as adults with robbery, terroristic threats, and recklessly endangering another person.

Source: Website      Click
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