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Police Officer Charles F. Gay | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Charles F. Gay

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, January 7, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/24/1925

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1927

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Officer Gay died January 7th, 1927, of wounds received when he was shot on Christmas Eve 1925 by a man he was trying to arrest.

The suspect was later located at Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he had served one month of a 10 year sentence for robbery. He was returned to Philadelphia, convicted of first degree murder, and executed in the electric chair on September 26, 1927.

Officer Gay was a seven-year veteran of the force.

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
January 7, 2015


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