Policeman Charles A. Fry

Policeman Charles A. Fry

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 21, 1928

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Charles A. Fry

Policeman Charles Fry died of wounds suffered when he was shot New Year’s night in a gun battle with three robbers in a grocery store on Passyunk Avenue, near Wharton Street. He and his partner were attracted to the sound of breaking glass when the robbers inside the store and the two policemen noticed each other at the same time. All fired several shots as the three escaped in an automobile. Policeman Fry died in a hospital the next day.

Policeman Fry had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for less than a year.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 1, 1928
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large


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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 21, 2021

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