Policeman George Dingwall

Policeman George Dingwall

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1919

George Dingwall

Policeman Dingwall and Policeman John Knox were shot and killed in a shootout with a maniac who had shot up the Philadelphia Rapid Transit power shops at 13th and Mt. Vernon streets, then emptied two pistols at his pursuers before being clubbed unconscious by a motorcycle policeman. The suspect shot and killed another man, wounded five more, two seriously, who pursued him.

Policeman Dingwall was a nine-year veteran.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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My family and I had the honor of laying a wreath at your final resting place during the past Christmas holiday. It was just a way to remind you that your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

P/O Joe Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Dept.

March 19, 2016

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