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Policeman James Young | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


James Young

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 14, 1868

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/13/1868

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Policeman James Young was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest during a disturbance at a polling place at Eighth Street and Lombard Street.

Several men were fighting over the election and Policeman Young was shot several times as he attempted to arrest one of the men. He succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Policeman Young was survived by his expectant wife and six children.

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Officer Young,
On today, the 147th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the city of Philadelphia.


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October 14, 2015


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