Today we honor camp hill police officer M. Roy hamlin

On May 23, 1925, Officer Hamlin was on motorcycle patrol 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, crashing his motorcycle. He was taken to Harrisburg Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

It was later learned that the speeding motorist was transporting another injured individual to the Harrisburg Hospital. That person had been injured when a tree fell on his vehicle in the 2800 block of Market Street Camp Hill.

Officer M. Leroy Hamlin was 41 years old, and survived by his wife Viola and two children, Norma and Ernest.

To read more and to support this Lock Haven native who was in World War 1, and the other officers who died in the line of duty for Cumberland County, go to the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Memorial,

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