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Joseph Charles Meiers, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1884
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1932
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Policeman Joseph C. Meiers
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 1932

Biographical Info
Age: 56
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Date of Incident: Not available
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Not available

Policeman Meiers was accidentally shot and killed inside the 12th and Pine streets station. He had asked to look at the pistol of another officer when it went off accidentally. Policeman Meiers was on light duty at the station after having been wounded in March 1928 when he shot and killed a gangster named Jacob Schwartz during an attempted robbery of a speakeasy near 16th and Wood streets.

The Philadelphia Record; Sunday, July 10, 1932, Section 2 Page 9:

"MEIERS Suddenly, July 7, 1932, JOSEPH C., beloved husband of Elizabeth M. Meiers (nee McWilliams), aged 48. Relatives and friends, League of the Sacred Heart, Phila. Police Dept., and 8th and 13th District Police are invited to the funeral Tues., 8.30 A. M., from his late residence, 378 N. 23d st. Solemn Requiem Mass, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 10 A. M. Int. Holy Cross Cem."

Sources:
1. The Officer Down Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/9191-policeman-joseph-c.-meiers
2. Philadelphia Record 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. 34 Range 10 Lot 50 Grave 3
 
Created by: Researcher
Record added: May 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36939408
Joseph Charles Meiers, Sr
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Joseph Charles Meiers, Sr
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