Police Officer John F. Smith

Police Officer John F. Smith

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 1916

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John F. Smith

Police Officer John Smith was killed when he was struck over the head with his own billy club during a brawl he was trying to break up in a saloon at 2nd and Poplar streets.

Before he became unconscious, he shot his assailant in the back. The man was arrested nearby.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years, 1 month
  • Badge 757

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Baton
  • Offender Arrested

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