Policeman Dominic E. Nesavage

Policeman Dominic E. Nesavage

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 1920

Dominic E. Nesavage

Policeman Dominic Nesavage was shot and killed by a man who came up behind him and shot him in the head with a .45-caliber handgun at 9th and Wood streets. Two civilians grabbed the gunman and held him for other officers.

The 20-year-old man was committed at a state hospital for the criminally insane and died there on April 30, 1922.

Officer Nesavage is buried in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Deceased

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Officer Nesavage,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


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September 12, 2016

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