|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1916|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1962|
Edward W. Gundel was born July 4, 1916, at Highspire, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Prior to enlisting in the Pennsylvania Motor Police, he served with Troop K, 104th Cavalry, Pennsylvania National Guard, from October 3, 1934, to October 2, 1937. He enlisted with the Pennsylvania Motor Police from Harrisburg on September 1, 1937, and was assigned to Troop C-4, Reading.
At 21, he was 5'10" tall. On March 18, 1962, at 8:30 p.m., Sergeant Gundel was called to assist Chief Clayton of the Pine Grove Police Department serve a warrant on Theodore Kemmerling. Kemmerling was a young Pine Grove resident who had assault and battery charges against him. He had fled his home. While searching the area, the officers spotted Kemmerling enter a building through a window. As Sergeant Gundel approached the building, Kemmerling shot him with two 16-gauge shotgun blasts. Sergeant Gundel died instantly. Kemmerling was later apprehended and charged with murder.
He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Margretta Gundel, of Pine Grove. At 45, Sergeant Gundel had completed 24½ years of Pennsylvania State Police service.
Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 15, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12352360
This is the date 51 years ago you lost your life as a soldier of the law. You lived and died honorably. Rest in peace, Sgt.|
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Blessed are the peace makers. They shall be known as sons of God. Rest in Peace, Sergeant.|
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