Policeman Elmer E. Findley

Policeman Elmer E. Findley

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, December 29, 1891

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Elmer E. Findley

Policeman Elmer Findley was shot and instantly killed by an 18-year-old man he had caught in the act of breaking and entering a store at Fourth Street and Commerce Street. Another policeman was shot in the arm by the subject, who was later captured.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison February 27th, 1893.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years


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