Police Officer Norman W. Stinger

Police Officer Norman W. Stinger

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1949

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Norman W. Stinger

Officer Norman Stinger succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck by a truck on Ridge Avenue near Broad Street while investigating a burglar alarm at a heating and roofing plant.

The alarm turned out to have been caused by a short circuit. Officer Stinger was transported to Hahnemann Hospital, where he died 11 days later.

Officer Stinger had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 41 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 41 years
  • Badge 3764

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Friday, January 14, 1949


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Officer Stinger,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 25, 2024

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