Policeman William H. McCloskey

Policeman William H. McCloskey

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 1935

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William H. McCloskey

Policeman McCloskey was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit. The car he was riding in collided with another car at Wissahickon Avenue and Queen Lane and then struck a utility pole. Policeman McCloskey was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal head injuries. Another officer and five bystanders were injured.

Policeman McCloskey had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his four children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 3200

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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