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Policeman Elmer E. Findley | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

Elmer E. Findley

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 29, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year, 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 12 years

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Policeman Findley was shot and instantly killed by an eighteen year old he'd caught in the act of breaking and entering a store. Another policeman was shot in the arm by the youthful desperado who was later captured.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison February 27, 1893.

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
December 29, 2014

 

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