Police Officer William Washington

Police Officer William Washington

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 1980

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William Washington

Officer Washington was shot and killed from ambush while responding to a domestic disturbance call in southwest Philadelphia. The suspect had barricaded himself in his residence after assaulting his wife and children. The suspect shot Officer Washington with a rifle from a second floor window as Washington approached the residence.

Officer Washington was engaged to be married at the time of his death.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 9614

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, barricade, domestic

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Rest in peace Officer Washington.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 5, 2020

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