Detective Douglas J. Alexander

Detective Douglas J. Alexander

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 1972

Douglas J. Alexander

Detective Alexander was shot and killed by one of two men while attempting to stop a robbery of a bar while off duty. In an exchange of gunfire he was hit in the face with a shotgun blast. He shot one of the suspects in the hip. Both suspects were captured the next day.

Detective Alexander was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 and a half years.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 20 years, 5 months
  • Badge 892
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Apprehended

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

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February 9, 2015

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