Policeman James Allen Lambert

Policeman James Allen Lambert

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, July 16, 1922

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James Allen Lambert

Policeman Lambert was shot and killed and his partner was shot in the leg during a pistol duel with a man at a cigar store at 406 6th Street. The suspect was apprehended three hours later.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 4 to 7 years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge 864

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to 7 years

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Officer Lambert,
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 Philadelphia.


United States Border Patrol

July 16, 2022

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