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Policeman Morris Gelles | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

Morris Gelles

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, December 22, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 842

Cause: Fire

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Policeman Morris Gelles died while assisting at the scene of a factory fire.

Policeman Gelles and thirteen firemen were killed when a wall fell. An overheated stove caused the fire.

Policeman Gelles was assigned to the eighth district and had served with the agency for two years. He is buried in Har Nebo Cemetery, Philadelphia.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Policeman Gelles. Your valor and dedication won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
December 22, 2016

 

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