Private Bernard S. C. McElroy Pennsylvania State Police
Biographical Info Age:
25 Years of Service: 2 years
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident Date of Incident:
December 20, 1924 Date of Death:
December 21, 1924
Bernard S. C. McElroy was
born August 18, 1899, at New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
Prior to his enlistment with the Constabulary, he served with Company B, 604th U.S. Engineers
from April 7, 1918, to June 27, 1919. He enlisted with the Constabulary on January 1, 1923,
and was assigned to Troop D, Butler.
On December 20, 1924, while on motorcycle patrol, McElroy collided with a passenger car in the
city of New Castle. He was seriously injured and was taken to the New Castle Hospital where he
died the following day.
McElroy was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Butler. He was survived by his mother, Mrs.
Jennie E. McElroy, of New Kensington.
McElroy, 25, completed 2 years of Constabulary service.