Park Guard William A. Doyle

Park Guard William A. Doyle

Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 1945

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William A. Doyle

Park Guard William Doyle succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he was thrown from his horse in West Park.

While on patrol, Guard Doyle noticed a large group of people rushing towards Concourse Lake. This sort of activity usually indicated someone had fallen through the ice. As Guard Doyle attempted to respond to the scene his horse slipped and Guard Doyle was thrown to the ground. He suffered a fractured skull and was taken to Lankenau Hospital where he later died.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Friday, January 5, 1945

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


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