Safekeepers Shrine

The Safekeepers Shrine was designed by local artists to honor the selfless service and sacrifice of all York County First Responders. Standing over 14 feet tall and 12 feet wide, the memorial features a 65 square-foot multi-layered glass panel that depicts the silhouettes, shapes and symbols of badges and other insignia of first responders and sits in a slab of granite that is permanently imprinted with the names of first responders York County has lost since 1904.

That year, three members of the Vigilant Fire Company – John H. Saltzgiver, Horace F. Strine and Lewis M. Strubinger – died on duty together on April 6th.

We also hold a Law Enforcement Community Remembrance in May and Fallen Firefighters Ceremony in October. You can visit this memorial and attend the events at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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Those Lost in the Line of Duty

John H. Saltzgiver

Vigilant Fire Company
April 6, 1904

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Horace F. Strine

Vigilant Fire Company
April 6, 1904

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Lewis M. Strubinger

Vigilant Fire Company
April 6, 1904

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Elias Spangler

Goodwill Fire Company
December 2, 1909

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William E. Bush

Rescue Fire Company
June 6, 1915

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Roscoe Gemmill

Eureka Fire Company
July 17, 1918

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Clifford Findley

Delta-Cardiff Fire Company
September 18, 1919

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Harold E. Strebig

Rex Hook & Ladder Company
January 8, 1928

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Curtis D. Sowers

North York Borough Police Department
May 21, 1929

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Walter F. Hugentugler

Rescue Fire Company
May 11, 1934

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Eugene Greiman

Laurel Fire Company
October 29, 1940

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Dean N. Zeigler

Pennsylvania Motor Police
October 17, 1942

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Henry F. W. Rudy

Eagle Fire Company
February 25, 1943

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N. Jay Leader

Jacobus Lions Club Ambulance
March 2, 1957

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J. William Wills

Vigilant Fire Company
March 29, 1957

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James Yohe

Wrightsville Fire & Hose Company
November 14, 1961

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Henry C. Schaad

York City Police Department
August 1, 1969

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Donald R. Harrison

York City Fire Department
February 25, 1971

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Paul E. Ahrens

Eagle Fire Company
March 24, 1981

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Donald L. Myers

Jefferson Fire Company
October 18, 1981

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James A. Fogle

Newberrytown Fire Company
January 5, 1982

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Wilbur Stough

Franklintown Fire Company
November 28, 1982

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Gregory A. Stauffer

Jefferson Fire Company
August 9, 1983

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Thomas E. Hicks

Citizens Fire Company
December 17, 1990

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Paul E. Moyer

Yoe Fire Co. Ambulance Service
December 2, 1993

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Douglas Rohrbaugh

Laurel Fire Company
June 26, 1998

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Ronald E. Kaltreider

Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Company
December 29, 1999

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Herbert C. Caldwell III

Newberry Township Fire Department
December 17, 2004

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Edward E. Schroeder, Jr.

York County Sheriff’s Office
January 10, 2005

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David D. Tome

Northern York County Regional Police Department
October 21, 2008

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Douglas Farrington

Delta-Cardiff Fire Company
August 23, 2010

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Christian D. Beaston, Jr.

Hellam Fire Company
December 7, 2011

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Rodney P. Miller

Loganville Fire Company
April 27, 2013

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Earl J. Shoemaker

Hanover Fire Department
March 12, 2016

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Dennis H. Devoe

Fawn Grove Fire Co.
March 11, 2017

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Christopher D. Hill

U.S. Marshals Service
January 18, 2018

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Zachary J. Anthony

York City Fire Department
March 22, 2018

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Ivan K. Flanscha

York City Fire Department
March 22, 2018

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Alex I. Sable

York City Police Department
May 9, 2018

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