Policeman James Young

Policeman James Young

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1868

James Young

Policeman 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.

Policeman Young was survived by his expectant wife and six children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

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 147th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the city of Philadelphia.


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October 14, 2015

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