Patrolman William Scanlon

Patrolman William Scanlon

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 1898

William Scanlon

Patrolman William Scanlon died after being kicked in the groin while placing a prisoner in the paddy wagon. He went home where he died five days later of internal bleeding.

Patrolman Scanlon had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 3, 1898
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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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

July 15, 2015

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