December 19, 2011

John David Dryer - Law Enforcement - Pennsylvania

Police Officer John Dryer, age 45, died in the line of duty on December 19, 2011, in East Washington, Pennsylvania.

He was a member of the East Washington Borough Police Department, in Pennsylvania. John had worked part-time for the Department since August of 2010. 

John was shot and killed as he and another officer made a traffic stop on I-70, near East Beau Street, in East Washington at approximately 11:00 pm.  As Officer Dryer and a second officer waited for a tow truck to arrive the man exited his vehicle and opened fire. Officer Dryer was shot in the head and fatally wounded, and the second officer was shot in the hand. Officer Dryer was transported to Washington Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 1:00 am.

Light a candle for John David Dryer.
Light his way to Heaven.
The suspect fled the scene and barricaded himself in his home in Webster, Pennsylvania. After several hours the suspect exited his home and was shot and killed after opening fire on officers.

John David Dryer was a multi-faceted man. At the time of his passing, he was also working as a veterinarian at a local animal clinic. He had also been a volunteer fireman for 14 years and an emergency medical technician for six years. He also had a farm that he worked. 

John David trained for police work at the Indiana University Municipal Police Academy.

John David is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, 2 siblings and his 17-year-old son, Ben.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that John David Dryer is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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