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Pittsburg Police Dept. Patch
Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 12, 1914
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 40 yrs. of age
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Dept: Pittsburgh Police Dept. - PA
1203 Western Ave  
Pittsburgh, PA   15233   USA
(412)323-7800
County: Allegheny
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 545
On The Job: 12 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PA   USA   Tue. May. 12, 1914
Summary: Patrolman George Shearer was shot and killed while responding to a large disturbance at a wedding party.

Patrolman Shearer, who was walking his beat, heard the commotion and went to the building with two other officers. Several of the drunken guests attempted to hold the doors shut to prevent Patrolman Shearer from entering, however, he was able to force his way in. As he made it to the top of the stairs he was shot in the chest with one of the revolvers taken from the other policemen.

Patrolman Shearer had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his two children, his mother, three brothers, and four sisters.

One of Patrolman Shearer's great-grandsons, Detective Robert Clark, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 1st, 1998, while serving with the Cleveland, Ohio, Police Department.p

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