|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1921|
Detective Myers, 28, of 2212 Titan st., was assigned to the 20th and Federal police station.
In the early morning of January 12, 1921, he drowned while operating an automobile that plunged from the Penrose Ferry road and overturned in a water-filled ditch. He was enroute to Chester to serve a warrant on a drug case. He had borrowed the automobile and had invited four other passengers to ride with him, including a 35 year-old woman Mrs. Blanche Emmons who also drowned.
The accident occurred a half-mile southeast of the Penrose Ferry bridge over the Schuylkill River. The surviving passengers said that Detective Myers was enroute to Chester to serve a warrant. They also said that Mrs. Emmons was to blame for the accident which occurred when she wanted to drive and grabbed the wheel of the car causing it to sway side-to-side.
Detective Myers left behind a widow and two children, including one born only two-weeks prior. He was appointed to the police department on January 3, 1918 and had been an acting detective for six months. Two years prior, he was shot in the thigh during a riot.
The Philadelphia Record; Sunday, January 16, 1921, Section 3 Page 7:
"MYERS – Jan. 12, 1921, THOMAS MYERS, husband of Alice Myers. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral Mon., 8.30 A. M., from his late residence, 2210 Titan st. Solemn High Requiem Mass at St. Charles' Borromeo Church, 10 A. M. Int. Holy Cross Cem."
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, January 13, 1921.
No marker at the stated location.
Holy Cross Cemetery
Plot: Sec. X Range 14 Lot 24 Grave S
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
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