Policeman Lewis H. Lare

Policeman Lewis H. Lare

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, August 21, 1872

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Lewis H. Lare

Policeman Lare succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when he was shot at the intersection of Broad Street and Chestnut Street.

The suspect was convicted of Policeman Lare's murder and sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.

Policeman Lare was a U.S. Civil War Veteran and was assigned to the 5th District and previously served as a private with the Spear's Independent Company, Pennsylvania Militia Infantry (Philadelphia City Police).

He is buried in Machpelah Cemetery, Philadelphia.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 224

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, August 16, 1872
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 6.5 years

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Officer Lare,
On today, the 150th 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 Union Army during the Civil War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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