Park Guard Vincent A. Hanley

Park Guard Vincent A. Hanley

Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, November 26, 1921

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Vincent A. Hanley

Park Guard Vincent Hanley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three car thieves at 16th Street and Parkway.

Guard Hanley was on patrol when he observed the men drive by in a suspicious manner. He commandeered a car at 15th Street and Parkway and was able to get the suspect's vehicle to stop at 16th Street. When Guard Hanley asked the driver for his license the man pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest twice.

The suspect was apprehended after the two other occupants of the vehicle informed officers where they could find him. He was convicted of Guard Hanley's murder and subsequently executed on July 31, 1922.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1922

stolen vehicle

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On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fairmount Park.


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