Policeman William Slook

Policeman William Slook

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, January 14, 1927

William Slook

Policeman Slook was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for driving without lights. The vehicle initially did not stop and Policeman Slook jumped on the running board of a taxi and followed the car. The vehicle finally stopped at 16th Street and Callowhill Street. As Policeman Slook began to search the driver a passenger pulled a handgun from his coat and shot him. The suspect was found guilty of murder and executed in the electric chair January 9, 1928.

Policeman Slook had been with the agency for 14 years and was survived by his 11-year-old son.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 14, 2008

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