General Warren hosts Bruce E. Mowday for dinner and talk on his new book on the murders of 2 policement

October 14, 2022

  General Warren Welcomes Back
Chester County author Bruce E. Mowday ~  Wednesday, November 2, 2022
  Bruce will speak on his new book
“Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs”
Marking the 50th anniversary of the slaying of
Kennett Square policemen William Davis & Richard Posey

            MALVERN _ The General Warren is hosting author Bruce E. Mowday for a dinner and talk on his new book, marking the 50th anniversary of the slayings of Kennett Square policemen William Davis and Richard Posey.

            “I believe the sniper slaying of the two policemen marked the end of small-town innocence throughout America,” Mowday said. “My book honors the fallen heroes and details the professionalism of the law enforcement officers during the exhaustive investigation and prosecution of the killer.”

The General Warren, 9 Old Lancaster Rd, Malvern, has prepared a special menu for the event on Wednesday, November 2. The cost is $62.00 per person and included hors d’oeuvres, meal, soft beverages, coffee/tea. Alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are additional charges. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 610 296-3637. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the meal and talk starting at 6:15 p.m.

The Kennett Square officers were murdered on November 15, 1972. Schiffer Publishing contacted Mowday about writing a book on the slayings of Davis and Posey. Mowday interviewed family members of both officers and many of the investigators of the case for his book. Besides consulting court records and newspaper accounts, the author talked to Kennett Square residents. He also corresponded with the criminal convicted of the crimes.

“The book on the murders of the policeman is the final work of a trilogy on the Johnston gang, Chester County’s most notorious criminals,” Mowday said. As a newspaper reporter, Mowday covered the gang’s criminal cases. “The Johnston gang was responsible for multiple murders. They were a gang of thieves that stole construction equipment, tractors, Corvettes and antiques.” Mowday’s other works on the Johnstons are Jailing the Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers to Justice and Stealing Wyeth.

The General Warren suggests making reservations as soon as possible. Earlier this year, Mowday made two presentations at the General Warren on his book Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero and both were sold out.

The menu:

Starter Course:
Mushroom Turnovers
Roasted Kennett Square mushrooms, caramelized onions,
toasted hazelnuts, rosemary pistou

Entrée Course:
Coffee Rubbed Short Rib
braised beef short rib, Doe Run Farms cheese grits, roasted broccoli

Dessert Course:
Dutch Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese
warm apple pie topped with sharp cheddar cheese, vanilla ice cream