Policeman Charles Francis Dewees

Policeman Charles Francis Dewees

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, January 12, 1918

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Charles Francis Dewees

Policeman Charles Dewees was killed when the horses pulling his patrol wagon were spooked by a sheet of paper that blew against their legs on Germantown Avenue, in front of the police station. He was thrown to the paving and suffered a broken neck.

Policeman Dewees served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 28 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons, who were serving in the Army in World War I.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Officer Dewees,
On today, the 100th 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.


United States Border Patrol

January 12, 2018

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