Policeman Elmer E. Patterson

Policeman Elmer E. Patterson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 6, 1931

Elmer E. Patterson

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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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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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