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Policeman David H. Wiley | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

David H. Wiley

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, April 10, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 3245

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Policeman David Wiley was shot and killed as he and his partner investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a business on Market Street. After observing two men exit the building, place bundles in the car, and then return to the building, the officers approached the vehicle. A man sitting inside shot and killed Policeman Wiley and then sped away.

Four men were later arrested and charged with Policeman Wiley's murder. All were convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The group of burglars was suspected in the murder of Policeman William Henderson one month earlier, but were never charged due to a lack of evidence.

Policeman Wiley had served with the agency for six years.

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