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New Hero Search Russell T. Swanson - Apr. 19, 1929 (13050)

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Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol Agency Patch
Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 19, 1929
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 23 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol
PA   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 1 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PA   USA   Fri. Apr. 19, 1929
Summary: 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.

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