Policeman John Chambers

Policeman John Chambers

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 10, 1894

John Chambers

Policeman John Chambers was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a subject at 2531 East Dauphin Street.

When Policeman Chambers entered the home the man ran upstairs and retrieved a Navy Colt revolver. As Policeman Chambers stepped onto the bottom of the stairs the man emerged at the top and opened fire, striking him in the chest.

Another officer was able to pull Policeman Chambers out of the home. He was taken to Episcopal Hospital where he was able to identify his assailant and give a statement of what happened before he died.

Policeman Chambers was assigned to the 26th District. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

fatal funnel, warrant

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Rest In Peace.

Chief Marshal Randy Ford, Ret.
Green Mt Falls, CO

September 10, 2017

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