Policeman Charles F. Gay

Policeman Charles F. Gay

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 1925

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Charles F. Gay

Policeman Charles Gay succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while attempting to make an arrest of a man wanted for an Alabama murder at Eighth Street and Vine Street.

The suspect was later located at Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he had served one month of a 10 year sentence for robbery. He was returned to Philadelphia, convicted of first degree murder, and executed in the electric chair on September 26th, 1927.

Policeman Gay had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for seven years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 24, 1925
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1927


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