Detective Douglas J. Alexander

Detective Douglas J. Alexander

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 1972

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Douglas J. Alexander

Detective Douglas 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 29-year-old suspects were captured the next day.

Both suspects, heroin addicts with long criminal records, were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Detective Alexander was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20-1/2 years.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty, robbery

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Your courage and selfless act that day are the true definition of heroism. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 9, 2021

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