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Detective William T. Feitz | Camden Police Department, New Jersey Camden Police Department, New Jersey

Detective

William T. Feitz

Camden Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, September 2, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1936

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Detective William Feitz was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity.

Detective Feitz and his partner observed a suspicious vehicle driving through Camden. They followed the vehicle for 15 minutes as it circled around the town aimlessly. When the vehicle finally parked, three men exited and walked down the block and entered a house. Detective Feitz and his partner waited for several minutes, and then Detective Feitz decided to approach the house.

When Detective Feitz entered the house, he observed the three men holding up the occupants. As Detective Feitz turned to call to his partner, one of the suspects opened fire, striking him in the back, killing him.

One of the suspects was latter apprehended and sentenced to death. He was executed in New Jersey's electric chair on June 2, 1936.

Detective Feitz had served with the Camden Police Department for six years, and was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and mother.

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God Bless you Detective on this anniversary of your murder. The fate of the other two of your murderers is not mentioned here, but we can only hope they found true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
September 2, 2016

 

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