Police Officer James Jones Auter

Police Officer James Jones Auter

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 15, 1953

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James Jones Auter

Officer Auter was killed when he was hit by a bullet from his service revolver when it fell from its holster at 18th Street and Ridge Avenue. He and another officer were investigating a numbers-writing operation at the time.

Officer Auter was a U.S Army veteran of WWII.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 51
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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March 18, 2021

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