Police Officer Alvin Clayton Palmer

Police Officer Alvin Clayton Palmer

Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, April 12, 1995

Alvin Clayton Palmer

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.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 8 months
  • Badge 727
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 11, 1995
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I remember you and your little boy at our security meeting at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza... We some how made it through those midnight shifts, protecting guests without a single weapon....You were a marine, and a fine gentlemen devil dog! We spread out through the landscape to counter the crime culture that contaminates our society. We all made it to
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