Policeman Edward George

Policeman Edward George

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 27, 1902

Edward George

Policeman Edward George was killed and two other officers were injured when their horse-drawn patrol wagon was rammed by a trolley on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street (modern day Cecil B. Moore Avenue).

The horses were not badly injured. It was determined that the motorman of the trolley was at fault because he was operating the trolley at a reckless rate of speed.

Policeman George was a 30 year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department. He was the oldest policeman at the Tenth and Thompson Street Station. He was a Civil War veteran having served with 4th Pennsylvania Reserves and the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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I had the honor of laying a wreath upon your final resting place during the past Christmas holiday. We never forget.

P/O Joe Leighthardt
Philadelphia Police Dept.

March 19, 2016

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