Syracuse Police Department
Fallen HeroesPierson C. Near


Police Officer Pierson C. Near

Years of Service: Unknown

End of Watch: January 7, 1923

Officer Near was shot and killed with his own service weapon while struggling with a drunk and disorderly patron in a local restaurant. During the struggle the suspects brother grabbed Officer Nears service weapon from its holster and fatally shot him. The shooter was convicted of second degree Murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Contact Information
511 S. State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 442-5200
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