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Policeman Elmer E. Patterson | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Elmer E. Patterson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, June 6, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Patterson was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a rescue call.

Officer Patterson was riding in a patrol wagon which crashed at 9th and Pine streets while the officers were rushing to a cave-in at 12th and Market streets where five workers were buried alive. The wagon struck a car and veered into a utility pole. Three other officers were hurt and Officer Patterson was killed.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 6, 2015


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