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Police Officer Harry Lee Davis | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Harry Lee Davis

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, April 6, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/8/1970

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Charged with murder

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Officer Davis succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained one month earlier when he and his partner responded to a holdup alarm at a local bar at the corner of 23rd Street and Christian Street. Upon arrival Officer Davis entered went to the front of the bar as his partner went around back. As Officer Davis entered the bar he confronted the suspect who shot him once in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver.

After hearing the shot, the other officer ran to the front of the bar where he saw Officer Davis collapse. He chased the suspect for two blocks and exchanged shots with him before arresting him inside an apartment. The suspect was initially charged with murder after Officer Davis succumbed to his wound.

Officer Davis had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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April 6, 2015

 

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