Policeman Walter S. Gideon

Policeman Walter S. Gideon

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, March 13, 1919

Walter S. Gideon

Policeman Walter Gideon was shot to death when he and another officer engaged in a gunfight with two suspected thieves in an alley near 18th and Berks streets.

He was an 11-year veteran of the force.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

March 13, 2015

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