Policeman Elmer E. Patterson

Policeman Elmer E. Patterson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 6, 1931

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Elmer E. Patterson

Officer Patterson was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a rescue call.

Officer Patterson was riding in a patrol wagon which crashed at 9th and Pine streets while the officers were rushing to a cave-in at 12th and Market streets where five workers were buried alive. The wagon struck a car and veered into a utility pole. Three other officers were hurt and Officer Patterson was killed.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 6, 2021

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