Policeman William J. Henderson

Policeman William J. Henderson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, December 25, 1941

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William J. Henderson

Officer Henderson was killed when he was struck and run over by a bus that had just made a left on Wayne Avenue from Lincoln Drive. He was returning home after finishing a four-hour shift of guard duty at the Walnut Line Bridge.

He was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 23 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Officer Henderson,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


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December 25, 2021

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