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Police Officer Cecil Ingling | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Cecil Ingling

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, January 30, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Ingling, off duty, was shot and killed when he attempted to take action during a robbery of a supermarket.

Officer Ingling and his family were outside the market when they heard shots coming from inside. His wife and two children watched helplessly, as one of two robbers shot him five times when Officer Ingling grabbed the robber as he ran from the market. As the two suspects fled in their stolen get-away car other officers pursued. As the car zoomed around a sharp curve one of the suspects fell out and was captured.

A year later the other suspect was captured in Chicago, and the driver of their get-away car was captured. All three suspects were convicted of first degree murder. Two were sentenced to life, the other death. In 1955, the third suspect's death sentence was commuted to life.

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

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
January 30, 2015

 

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