End of Tour: Saturday, July 27, 1901
Assignment: Not available
Age: Not available
Incident Date: Saturday, July 27, 1901
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Fire
Suspect Name: Not applicable
Weapon Involved: Not available or applicable
Case Status: Closed
Patrolman Purdon was killed in a fire at a photographic supply company as he attempted to rescue residents who lived in apartments above the supply company.
Patrolman Purdon made his way to the upper floors in an attempt to rescue the residents, but was over come by smoke and died in the fire.
Patrolman Purdon had been with the agency for 32 years.