Policeman William H. Padgett

Policeman William H. Padgett

Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 1917

William H. Padgett

Policeman William Padgett was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest for causing a disturbance at 8th Street and Central Avenue.

During a struggle the suspect produced a revolver that Policeman Padgett tried to wrest from him. The gun discharged killing the officer and severely wounding the suspect. On January 5th, 1918, the suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

On July 18th, 1916, Policeman Padgett along with another officer apprehended two men and a woman responsible for the murder of Turnkey Isaac Hibbs of the Camden County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Convicted of voluntary manslaughter

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Officer Padgett,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chester.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

August 28, 2015

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