Policeman William Bunker Hinchcliff

Policeman William Bunker Hinchcliff

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, April 24, 1935

William Bunker Hinchcliff

Policeman William Hinchcliff was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle at the intersection of Belgrade Street and Orthodox Street while chasing a speeder.

Policeman Hinchcliff had served with the Philadelphia Police Department four years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 2586

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

Most Recent Reflection

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Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.
I have come to learn that you were my Mom-Mom's (Ida) little brother. I never had the pleasure of knowing you, but I know you must have been an outstanding man.
Once again thank you, and may you rest in peace, Uncle William.

Christopher J. Corkery

September 9, 2015

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