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Policeman William Bunker Hinchcliff | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

William Bunker Hinchcliff

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 24, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 2586

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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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.

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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
Grand-nephew
September 9, 2015

 

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