Lieutenant Benjamin Alexander

Lieutenant Benjamin Alexander

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 1925

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Benjamin Alexander

Lieutenant Benjamin Alexander was killed when a building collapsed. He was trailing a pickpocket through Chinatown when a building at 6 Beach Street collapsed.

A total of 44 people were killed in the collapse, including an off-duty police officer who was patronizing the business inside.

Lieutenant Alexander had served with the Boston Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Structure collapse

foot patrol

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