Police Officer William Scanlon

Police Officer William Scanlon

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 1898

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William Scanlon

Police Officer William Scanlon died after being kicked in the groin while placing a prisoner in the paddy wagon. He went home where he died five days later of internal bleeding.

Officer Scanlon had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 3, 1898
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Scanlon,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 8, 2018

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