Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Captain John F. Shinberger
End of Watch: Sunday, July 3, 1904

Captain John F. Shinberger

Biographical information



Tour of Duty:

24 years

Badge number:

Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death:


Date of Incident:

Thursday, June 30, 1904

Weapon Used:

Gun; Unknown type

Suspect Info:

Executed in 1905


Captain John Shinberger succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while he and other officers attempted to apprehend a murder suspect in a house on Second Street. Captain Shinberger took a position in the rear of the house and was shot as the suspect attempted to flee the scene.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged January 6, 1905.

Captain Shinberger served with the Baltimore Light Artillery in the Civil War. He had served with the Richmond Police Department for 24 years.

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