Policeman Charles Danowitz

Policeman Charles Danowitz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 9, 1919

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Charles Danowitz

Officer Charles Danowitz was accidentally shot and killed by two fellow officers who had mistaken him for a burglar in a dark waiting room of the Tioga Station of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway at 20th and Tioga Streets.

Policeman Danowitz had served with the agency for 9 months. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 3939

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

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

March 9, 2022

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