Policeman George A. Jackson

Policeman George A. Jackson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, June 23, 1887

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George A. Jackson

Policeman George Jackson was killed when he was struck in the head by a cobblestone thrown by two men at the intersection of York Street and Beach Street.

At 9:00 pm, Policeman Jackson was attacked by a group of men when he attempted to arrest a subject for causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the area. The men kicked him and threw a cobblestone at him.

The subjects fled when citizens arrived to help Policeman Jackson. He succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

Two men were arrested, tried, and acquitted of his murder.

Policeman Jackson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Civil War and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 450
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Blunt object; Rock
  • Offender Acquitted

arrest attempt, disturbance

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 23, 2020

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