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Douglas J Alexander
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1918
Death: Feb. 9, 1972
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 9, 1972

Biographical Info
Age: 53
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: 892
Unit of assignment: Internal Security Division

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 9, 1972
Weapon Used: Shotgun; 16 gauge
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Detective Alexander was shot and killed at approx. 3:50 p.m. by one of two men while attempting to stop a robbery of a bar in Germantown while off duty. In an exchange of gunfire he was hit in the face with a shotgun blast. He shot one of the suspects in the hip. Both suspects were captured the next day. He was survived by a wife and daughter.

1. The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

2. Social Security Death database.

3. Philadelphia Police Department. 
Family links: 
  Ruth J Alexander (1921 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Willow Grove
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Researcher
Record added: May 06, 2009
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