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Charles Joseph Sheer
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1881
Camden
Camden County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1928
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Policeman Charles J. Sheer
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Monday, December 10, 1928

Biographical Info
Age: 47
Tour of Duty: 19 - 20 years
Badge Number: 144
Unit of assignment: Traffic Division

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Monday, December 10, 1928
Weapon Used: Train
Suspect Info: Not available

Policeman Sheer was killed when he was crushed by a Philadelphia Rapid Transit trolley car while directing traffic at 9th and Walnut streets. Policeman Sheer was a 20-year veteran of the force. He was survived by his wife and three children.

The Philadelphia Inquirer; Wednesday morning, December 12, 1928, Page 31:

"SHEER Suddenly, Dec. 10, CHARLES J., husband of Rose Sheer and son of James and Georgianna Sheer. Relatives and friends, League of the Sacred Heart, members of Foot Traffic Officers and the 20th Ward Republican Club, invited to funeral, Fri., 8.30 A. M., from his mother's residence, 434 W. Norris st. Solemn mass of requiem, St. Malachy's Church, 10 A. M. Int. Holy Cross Cem. Friends may call Thurs. eve."

Holy Cross Cemetery update: While at Holy Cross Cemetery, Officer Sheer was kept in a receiving vault and then "removed to a Catholic Cemetery in Ohio." No further information available.

Sources:
1. The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/12124-policeman-charles-j.-sheer
2. Philadelphia Police Department
3. Philadelphia Inquirer
4. Holy Cross Cemetery 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Researcher
Record added: May 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36962084
Charles Joseph Sheer
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Charles Joseph Sheer
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