Roll Call of Honor

Sherard, Officer Emery R.

End of Watch: 09/15/1928

Agency: Seattle Police Department

County: King County

Police Officer Emery Sherard was shot and killed while he was investigating suspicious activity at a drug store.

As Officer Sherard approached three suspicious men in front of the drug store, the men fled towards a car that they had previously stolen. It was unknown to Officer Sherard that these men had also committed eight armed robberies that same night. Gunfire was then exchanged between the officer and the suspects and Officer Sherard was fatally wounded.

All three subjects, ages 21, 22, and 23, were eventually arrested, convicted of Officer Sherard’s murder, and sentenced to life. One died in prison on July 5, 1929, from tuberculosis. Another was paroled on January 24, 1943.

Officer Sherard was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Seattle Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

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