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Policeman William J. Henderson | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


William J. Henderson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, March 3, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 2905

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/28/1932

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never charged

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Policeman Henderson was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle. He saw the vehicle idling in front of a drug store on 54th Street and noticed a man sitting inside. As Policeman Henderson walked to a nearby call box the man in the car shot him in the back. Policeman Henderson succumbed to his wounds five days later.

No one was ever charged with Policeman Henderson's murder but it is believed that four burglars were responsible his murder. The four burglars were charged with the murder of Policeman David Wiley, who was shot and killed one month after Policeman Henderson.

Policeman Henderson was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 12 years.

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