CHIEF OF POLICE WILSON H. LEWARS
HAMBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT
END OF WATCH: May 12, 1928
Chief Wilson H. Lewars was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress at the Goodman-Kattering Inc. silk mill located at Second and Grand Street in Hamburg Borough.
A second officer, Special Police Officer Daniel H. Bailey was also shot and did survive. The three bandits fled the scene and were later apprehended.
He had served with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his wife.