Police Officer James Young

Police Officer James Young

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1868

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James Young

Police Officer James Young was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest during a disturbance at a polling place at Eighth Street and Lombard Street.

Several men were fighting over the election and Policeman Young was shot several times as he attempted to arrest one of the men. He succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Officer Young served with the Philadelphia Police Department for six years and was assigned to the 5th Police District. He was survived by his expectant wife and six children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 6 years, 1 month
  • Badge 204

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 13, 1868
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

election, fight call

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Officer Young,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


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October 14, 2018

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