Policeman James J. Hess

Policeman James J. Hess

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, March 14, 1919

James J. Hess

Officer Hess was shot and killed with his own handgun after responding to a disturbance call at a Philadelphia saloon. The saloon owner was arrested for his murder.

Officer Hess was survived by his mother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 3448

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

March 14, 2015

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