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Policeman Robert Wise | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Robert Wise

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, November 30, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 3486

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison

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Policeman Robert Wise was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight between a man and woman at 20th Street and Catharine streets.

The man was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to three to six years in prison.

On December 31, 1937, the same subject who murdered Policeman Wise caused a vehicle crash that resulted in the death of Park Guard Martin Clasby of the Fairmount Park Police Department.

Policeman Wise was a U.S. Army veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 18 years.

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Park Guard Martin Clasby
Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Friday, December 31, 1937
Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 30, 2011


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