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Policeman Harry Manley Cooper | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

Harry Manley Cooper

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 4, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1584

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1927

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Policeman Cooper was shot and killed while attempting to prevent a robbery at a bank while off duty. He had herd the sounds of gunshots from inside of his residence and went outside to investigate when he encountered the robbers. He chased the men in a truck to the intersection of Rising Sun Avenue and Wyoming Avenue where he exchanged gunfire with them. Four men were arrested and charged with Policeman Cooper's murder. All four were executed in the electric chair on March 7, 1927.

Policeman Cooper was survived by his wife and three children.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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May 4, 2015

 

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