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Patrolman Joseph Lavender

Entered Division of Police
April 29, 1913
Died In the Line of Duty
June 26, 1913

Patrolman Joseph Lavender, the seventh officer killed in the line of duty, entered the department April 29, 1913 and died June 26, 1913, two months later. He was struck from behind by a streetcar at Broad and Mitchell Streets and pushed in front of the car for 20 feet. He suffered a crushed chest and head injuries and died without regaining consciousness a few minutes after he was taken to Mt. Carmel Hospital.