Police Officer Eugene J. Chavis

Police Officer Eugene J. Chavis

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, May 20, 1944

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Eugene J. Chavis

Officer Chavis was struck by a stolen hit-run truck at 43rd Street and Woodland Avenue. He was wedged under a trolley car and fellow officers pulled him out. He later died in the Philadelphia General Hospital.

Officer Chavis was only days from retirement when he was struck. He was a 23-year veteran of the force. A suspect was arrested.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 2140

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Arrested

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Officer Chavis,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 20, 2019

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