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New Hero Search Philip C. Melley - Nov. 03, 1957 (17604)

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PA State Police Dept.. Patch
Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 03, 1957
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 41 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: Trooper
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 20 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PA   USA   Sun. Nov. 03, 1957
Summary: Trooper Melley was shot and killed by a 16 year old juvenile who had taken three other officers hostage in Douglass Township, Pennsylvania. The three officers had gone to arrest the boy for threatening to kill his father. The boy managed to ambush the officers and hold them at gunpoint in a wooded area. As Trooper Melley went to their aid he slipped. As he fell the boy shot him with the shotgun, killing him. The boy then put the shotgun down and surrendered.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 8 to 20 years in prison on July 22, 1958.

Trooper Melley had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his brother and sister

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