Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 8 months
Badge # 727
Incident Date: 4/11/1995
Offender: Sentenced to life
Police Officer Alvin Palmer succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while chasing a robbery suspect. He sustained one gunshot wound to the face during the incident.
The subject who shot him was sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Palmer was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department for 20 months. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.