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 Henry D Berry

Henry D Berry

Birth
Death 30 Mar 1938 (aged 43)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 62, Lot 16, Range 2, Grave 1
Memorial ID 36935805 · View Source
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Police Officer Henry Berry
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 30, 1938

Biographical Info
Age: 36
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: 4587
Unit of assignment: 8th District

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, March 17, 1938
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: William Kelly, 30, executed in 1940

Officer Henry Berry died from gunshot wounds suffered thirteen days before on March 17th when he was shot by a man he had caught trying to rob a florist shop at 8th and Parrish streets. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he died the morning of his 37th birthday. However, the Veterans' Burial Card lists his borthday as March 25, 1895.

A suspect was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death. He was executed on February 26, 1940.

Officer Berry had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his three children.

Sources:

1. Philadelphia Inquirer

2. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data:
Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929–1990. Digital Images, 3–5. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Gravesite Details This Officer does not have name listed on his family's headstone.

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  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 10 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36935805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry D Berry (23 Mar 1895–30 Mar 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36935805, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .