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Patrolman David W. Lewis | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania


David W. Lewis

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 7, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 19 years, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 6/1/1899

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman David Lewis succumbed to head injuries sustained on June 1st, 1899, while struggling with a suspect he was attempting to arrest for disorderly conduct.

On June 1st Patrolman Lewis was called to a saloon to subdue a patron who was disturbing the peace. When Patrolman Lewis attempted to arrest the man, the man resisted. During the ensuring struggle Patrolman Lewis' head struck the pavement and he suffered a skull fracture.

Patrolman Lewis suffered four strokes as a result of the skull fracture between October 1899 and June 1900. He passed away on August 7, 1900.

Patrolman Lewis had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 22 years and had previously served with the United States Army during the Civil War. He was survived by his wife and one child.

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Patrolman Lewis,
On today, the 115th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for Country as well I.P:when you served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War.


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August 7, 2015


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