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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Sadly, I never had the opportunity to meet my uncle, Albert Savich. I grew up after my uncle was killed. I wish I would have known him as he seemed like a nice guy.

Joe Langman

August 11, 2021

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