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Apr. 19, 1929
Caucasian Male / 23 yrs. of age
Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Apr. 19, 1929
Patrolman Russell Swanson was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle to test its brakes. Unknown to Patrolman Swanson the vehicle was stolen and when the driver and two passengers could not prove they owned the car, Patrolman Swanson attempted to arrest the suspects. One suspect pulled a gun out and shot and killed Patrolman Swanson. All three suspects were later captured and sentence to long prison terms.
Patrolman Swanson had been with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his parents.