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Dec. 11, 1912
Erie Railroad Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Dec. 11, 1912
Police Officer Thomas Mallory and Captain Andrew J. Craw were shot and killed by striking coal handlers in Shadyside, New Jersey.
As the strikers charged the officers, gunfire erupted. Captain Craw was shot repeatedly with a revolver and Officer Mallory was struck by a load of buckshot. Both officers died a few hours later. Nine other Erie officers were wounded in the riot.
Ten men were arrested and charged with their murders. Five of the men were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to jail terms varying from eight to thirty years. The other five suspects were acquitted.