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This section is dedicated to those individuals that gave the ultimate sacrifice:
Ptlm. George Nelson
October 17, 1920
Patrolman Nelson was shot and killed when he interrupted the burglary of a warehouse at the intersection of Second Street and Eagle Street. The suspects were never located.
Lt. J. Harry Knollman
February 6, 1932
Lt. Knollman succumbed to injuries when he struck his head while investigating a burglary in a residential cellar.
Lt. Mark M. Elfman
October 1, 1961
Lt. Elfman was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance. As Lt. Elfman approached the front door the suspect opened the door and fired a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The suspect was convicted of murder and later died of cancer in prison.
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