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Detective Douglas J. Alexander | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Douglas J. Alexander

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 9, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 20 years, 5 months

Badge # 892

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 16 gauge

Offender: Apprehended

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Detective Alexander was shot and killed by one of two men while attempting to stop a robbery of a bar while off duty. In an exchange of gunfire he was hit in the face with a shotgun blast. He shot one of the suspects in the hip. Both suspects were captured the next day.

Detective Alexander was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 and a half years.

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
February 9, 2015


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