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Corporal Ben F. McEvoy

August 9, 1883 - September 21, 1923

Benjamin F. McEvoy was born August 9, 1883, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to enlistment with the Constabulary, Corporal McEvoy served with Company K, 4th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard from 1903-1910. He enlisted with the Constabulary on June 6, 1910, one day after concluding his National Guard service. He was 5' 5 3/4" tall. He was promoted to Corporal on March 1, 1920 and transferred to the training school at Newville on August 1, 1921.

On September 18, 1923, at 9:30 pm he stopped to render assistance to a disabled motorist near East Petersburg. As he was walking along the roadway, he was struck by an approaching vehicle and seriously injured. He was taken to Lancaster General Hospital, where he died September 20, 1923.

Corporal McEvoy was buried in Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster City. He was survived by his wife, Mary Jane McEvoy and two children, Martha and Luther Shea. At 41, Corporal McEvoy had completed 13 years of Constabulary service and was the Department’s first motor vehicle/pedestrian fatality. At the time of his death, he was stationed at the training school located at Mt. Gretna.

Corporal Ben F. McEvoy