Policeman William Joseph Davis

Policeman William Joseph Davis

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, January 29, 1921

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William Joseph Davis

Policeman William Davis was shot and killed as he and his partner questioned two suspicious men at Ridge Avenue and Allegheny Avenue.

One man pulled a gun and opened fire on the officers.

Policeman Davis was a U.S Army veteran of World War I and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3965
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

suspicious person

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