Plainclothesman Alexander Vought, Jr.

Plainclothesman Alexander Vought, Jr.

Monessen City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 1918

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Alexander Vought, Jr.

Plainclothesman Alexander Vought was shot and killed after questioning several men in a restaurant near the intersection of Schoonmaker Avenue and 14th Street at approximately 9:45 pm.

As he was leaving the restaurant he was shot in the back, severing his spinal cord. He was then shot in the stomach as he fell to the ground.

Plainclothesman Vought was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Monessen City Police Department for only two weeks and had previously served with the Pennsylvania State Police for eight years. He was survived by his father and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time can ever erase your service, both military and police, or your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 30, 2020

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