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Police Officer William Duross | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

William Duross

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, April 15, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1988

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Duross suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a vehicle pursuit.

He collapsed shortly after returning to the police station at the intersection of 39th Street and Lancaster Avenue.

Officer Duross was U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Dear Dad,

Here we are once again remembering you today. Fifty-seven years is a long time,however to me it feels like yesterday. I miss you so much. You were a loving Dad and husband, even though I only had you for seven short years, you made a major impact on my life.
Until we meet again.
EOW April 15, 1960

Your loving daughter,
Margie

Margaret Duross Hueber
daughter
April 15, 2017

 

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