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New Hero Search Joseph A. Hoffer - Apr. 27, 1937 (15135)

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Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 27, 1937
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 29 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Ave.   
Harrisburg, PA   17110   USA
(717)783-5599
County: Dauphin
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Private
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 8 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PA   USA   Tue. Apr. 27, 1937
Summary: Private Hoffer was shot and killed while he and several other officers attempted to arrest an escapee from the Fayette County Jail. While approaching a house the man was in the suspect opened fire from an upstairs window, striking Private Hoffer. The suspect was killed when the officers returned fire. Private Hoffer succumbed to his wounds five days later. Private Hoffer had been with the agency for almost eight years and was survived by his wife

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