In Memory of

M. Roy Hamlin

The Camp Hill Police Department regrets that they have unfortunately lost an officer in the line of duty.
 On May 23, 1925, M. Roy Hamlin, who was a motorcycle officer, was traveling westbound on Market Street
 when he observed a motorist traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed.  
Officer Hamlin proceeded after the  vehicle and in the 1700 block of Market Street he hit the trolley tracks
 which make him wreck his motorcycle.  Officer Hamlin succumbed to his injuries at the Harrisburg Hospital.
 It was later learned that the motorist who was speeding was in fact transporting another individual to the Harrisburg Hospital. 
This individual had been injured in the 2800 block of Market Street when a tree fell on his vehicle.


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The following officers also lost their lives in the line of duty in Cumberland County

Officer George Martin

Carlisle Borough

April 8, 1893

Officer M. Roy Hamlin

Camp Hill Borough

May 23, 1925

Chief James Welch

New Cumberland Borough

February 16, 1928

Officer Homer R. Gilbert

Mechanicsburg Borough

January 26, 1943

Private Charles S. Stanski

Pennsylvania State Police

January 23, 1958

Officer Harry F. Hartman

East Pennsboro Township

December 21, 1970

Officer Paul J. Walters

Silver Spring Township

January 19, 1975

Officer Richard S. Phelps

Lemoyne Borough

July 11, 1989

Officer Willis Cole

New Cumberland Borough

August 19, 1994


We will not forget your service to your profession and your community.


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