Police Officer Albert Savich

Police Officer Albert Savich

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 13, 1953

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Albert Savich

Officer Savich was shot and killed, and another officer was wounded, by a man they were trying to arrest in a restaurant on 19th Street above Spring Garden. The 25-year-old suspect, a restaurant employee, had shot a customer during an argument over a bottle of soda pop. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

The suspect, who had recently been released from a North Carolina mental hospital and was illiterate, testified that he thought the plain cloths officers were gang members he had trouble with earlier. He was acquitted.

Officer Savich was a World war II veteran and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for almost three years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years, 10 months
  • Badge 3098
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and heroic sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

December 13, 2020

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