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Policeman William H. Padgett | Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania


William H. Padgett

Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 28, 1917

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Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Convicted of voluntary manslaughter

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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.

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Turnkey Isaac Hibbs
Camden County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey
End of Watch: Monday, July 17, 1916
Cause: Gunfire

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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.


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August 28, 2015


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