Sergeant Michael S. Lingham

Sergeant Michael S. Lingham

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 1974

Michael S. Lingham

Sergeant Lingham succumbed to a gunshot wound a month earlier by a suspect while attempting to serve a search warrant during a drug raid. Sergeant Lingham was shot in the head while he and other officers entered an apartment in the 1600 block of S 20th Street. The subject was wounded by other officers in an exchange of gunfire. Sergeant Lingham was rushed to Graduate Hospital where he remained in a coma till his death.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder in connection with Sergeant Lingham's death.

Sergeant Lingham had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 11 years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 8588

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, March 18, 1974
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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