Policeman William D. Johnston

Policeman William D. Johnston

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, October 3, 1887

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William D. Johnston

Policeman William Johnston was shot and killed when he tried to arrest a man who had been causing a disturbance at the Powelton Avenue Station of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

After being shot Policeman Johnston returned fire, but missed his assailant, who fled.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 3, 2020

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