List of Philadelphia Police Department officers who died in the line of duty

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The following Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) officers died in the line of duty or were killed off-duty.

Officers[edit]

Key
  shaded rows with "L/D" in the Notes cell denotes the officer died at a later date than the day of the incident.
  shaded rows with "O/D" in the Notes cell denotes the officer was killed while off duty.
  shaded rows with "O/D-L/D" in the Notes cell denotes the officer was off duty when injured, and died at a later date than the day of the incident.
   shaded rows with a FPP in the Notes cell denotes the officers were Fairmount Park Police.

Name Rank Badge number Unit Date of death Age Cause of death Notes
Steven Heimer Watchman Patrol 1828
Neil Mooney Watchman Patrol 1856 Gunfire
Dennis Sullivan Police Officer Patrol 1870 Assault
Lewis Lare Police Officer Patrol August 16, 1872 Gunfire
Daniel McGonigle Police Officer 262 Patrol 1872 Gunfire
Henry O’Donnell Police Officer 893 Patrol 1876 Sunstroke
George McGonigal Police Officer 840 Patrol 1877 Gunfire
George Jackson Police Officer Patrol 1887 Assault
William Johnston Police Officer Patrol 1887 Gunfire
Elmer Findley Police Officer Patrol 1891 Gunfire
John Chambers Police Officer Patrol 1894 Gunfire
Charles O. Conaway Police Officer 634 Patrol 1900 Pinned by Trolley (during rescue attempt)
Edward George Police Officer 637 Patrol 1902 Struck by Trolley
John J. Donovan Police Officer 2002 Patrol September 23, 1903 Gunfire
Matthew J. Curran Police Officer Patrol 1905 Gunfire
Thomas A. Sheldon Police Officer 623 Patrol 1906 Injuries
Frank Slaymaker Police Officer 844 Patrol 1906 Gunfire L/D
August F. Brusius Police Officer Patrol 1907 Gunfire
Scott H. Shelley Police Officer Patrol 1908 Struck by Horses L/D
Thomas Gordon Police Officer Patrol April 8, 1908 Gunfire (accidental)
Edward Mooney Police Officer Patrol 1908 Struck by Trolley
Robert Simons Police Officer 3218 Patrol 1909 Struck by Train
Walter S. Gideon Police Officer 2816 Patrol 1909 Gunfire
James O’Brien Police Officer Patrol 1910 Fire
William Weiss Police Officer Patrol 1910 Animal Related
George Barnett Special Officer Patrol 1910 Gunfire
Morris Gelles Police Officer Patrol 1910 Fire
Joseph Dolphin Police Officer Patrol 1912 Struck by Trolley
Thomas Dowling Police Officer 703 Patrol 1912 Gunfire
John Mann Police Officer Patrol 1912 Gunfire
David M. Simpson Police Officer Patrol 1912 26 Stabbing O/D
George Freeman Police Officer 2965 Patrol 1912 Electrocution
Frank A. Sankey Police Officer 2945 Patrol 1914 Gunfire
James Maneely Detective Patrol 1915 Gunfire
Harry E. Tucker Detective Patrol 1915 Gunfire L/D
Vincent J. Moore Police Officer 866 Patrol August 11, 1916 Vehicle Accident L/D
John F. Smith Police Officer Patrol 1916 28 Blow to Head
Fredrick J. Weingard Police Officer Patrol 1917 31 Gunfire
Frank J. McCartney Police Officer Patrol 1917 Gunfire
George Eppley Police Officer 2950 Patrol 1917 32 Gunfire
George L. Williams Detective Patrol 1918 54 Gunfire
Charles Dewees Police Officer Patrol 1918 53 Fall L/D
Thompson Black Police Officer Patrol 1918 50 Gunfire
James Wilson Police Officer 3013 Patrol 1918 42 Struck by Train
Thomas J. McVay Police Officer Patrol 1918 Gunfire
George Dingwall Police Officer Patrol 1919 37 Gunfire
John J. Knox Police Officer 11 Patrol 1919 38 Gunfire
Charles Danowitz Police Officer 3939 Patrol March 9, 1919 40 Gunfire
James J. Hess Police Officer 3448 Patrol 1919 31 Gunfire
Joseph T. Swiercynski Police Officer Patrol 1919 27 Gunfire
Abner Braun Police Officer Patrol 1919 Gunfire
Conrad E. Gibson Police Officer Patrol October 4, 1919 Gunfire
Charles B. Jones Police Officer Patrol October 5, 1919 35 Gunfire
John E. Price Police Officer Patrol April 19, 1920 42 Struck by Trolley
Walter H. Hodges Police Officer 1423 Patrol 1920 60 Accidental
William J. Boyd, Jr. Police Officer 926 Patrol May 12, 1920 32 Assault
Dominic E. Nesavage Police Officer Patrol September 12, 1920 Gunfire
Joseph P. McGinn Detective Patrol October 3, 1920 46 Gunfire
John J. McAntee Police Officer Patrol October 22, 1920 52 Auto Accident
Edward W. Kunz Police Officer 3650 Patrol 1920 31 Gunfire
Edward W. Holtry Police Officer 3018 Patrol 1921 44 Fall L/D
Edward S. Boynton Police Officer 189 Patrol 1921 43 Traffic Accident
Edward W. Kelly Police Officer 190 Patrol 1921 35 Traffic Accident
Vincent A. Hanley Park Guard Patrol 1921 35 Gunfire
Harry J. Stauffer Police Officer Patrol March 16, 1922 60 Thrown from Horse L/D
Thomas Brady Police Officer Patrol April 24, 1922 59 Struck by automobile
Lawrence M. Johnson Sergeant Patrol 1922 48 Head wound Injured in 1916; succumbed to injuries in 1922
James A. Lambert Police Officer Patrol July 16, 1922 40 Gunfire
John J. Toomey Police Officer Patrol August 26, 1922 29 Friendly Gunfire Injured in 1920; succumbed to injuries in 1922
Bartholomew Coen Police Officer 1761 Patrol 1922 36 Traffic Accident
Thomas F. Gallagher Police Officer 4113 Patrol 1922 29 Gunfire
William Miles Police Officer Patrol February 21, 1923 39 Homicide
August Arnold Police Officer 2516 Patrol 1923 44 Heart Attack
Thomas Wilkinson Police Officer Patrol April 19, 1923 28 Motorcycle Accident
Emory L. Harman Police Officer Patrol 1923 61
Harry R. Reinhart Police Officer 64 Patrol 1924 34 Motorcycle Accident
Truman Swain Detective Patrol July 5, 1924 48 Gunfire
Thomas J. Nihill Police Officer Patrol September 21, 1924 39 Assault L/D
Robert Wise Police Officer 3486 Patrol 1924 47 Gunfire L/D
Thomas A. Mason Sergeant Patrol 1924 47 Heart Attack
Harry C. Lomas Police Officer 792 Patrol 1925 77 Struck by automobile
John F. Creevy Police Officer 1036 Patrol 1925 64 Gunshot Wound L/D
Albert Steward Police Officer Patrol October 24, 1925 Gunfire
Vincent P. Foley Police Officer Patrol March 20, 1949 44 Heart Attack
James J. Auter Police Officer 51 Patrol 1953 27 Gunshot Wound (Accidental)
Stella Donahue Police Officer 4234 Patrol January 11, 1957 28 Vehicle Accident First female to die in the line of duty. Officer Daniel Meehan also perished in the collision.
Daniel Meehan Police Officer 2600 Patrol January 11, 1957 30 Vehicle Accident Officer Stella Donahue also perished in the collision.
Douglas J. Alexander Detective 892 Patrol 1972 53 Wound O/D
James J. Ramp Police Officer 2989 Patrol August 8, 1978 52 Gunfire [1]
William Washington Police Officer 9614 Patrol 1980 30 Gunfire
Robert P. Smith Police Officer 5725 Patrol 1980 50 Heart attack
Ernest W. Davis Police Officer 1628 Patrol 1980 33 Gunfire
Garrett T. Farrell Police Officer 4133 Patrol 1980 25 Gunfire
James N. Mason Police Officer 1965 Patrol May 10, 1981 35 Gunfire Injured May 7, 1981; succumbed to injuries May 10, 1981
Daniel Faulkner Police Officer 4699 Patrol December 9, 1981 25 Gunfire See Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Richard Lendell Police Officer 4578 K-9 1983 42 Heart attack
Sandra Griffin Police Officer 3420 Patrol 1983 32 Automobile accident Injured January 29, 1983; succumbed to injuries two weeks later
Stephen E. Sawka Police Officer 3790 Patrol 1983 27 Heart attack
John F. Duffy Police Officer 2099 Patrol 1983 22 Automobile accident
John H. McGill Sergeant 8530 Patrol 1983 56 Heart attack
William G. McCracken Police Officer 5491 Patrol 1984 37 Heart attack
James A. Rementer Police Officer 4439 Patrol 1985 51 Heart attack
Thomas J. Trench Police Officer 3669 Patrol 1985 43 Gunfire
Charles P. O'Hanlon Police Officer 4434 Highway Patrol 1985 40 Struck by tractor-trailer
Ralph Galdi Sergeant 8640 Sex Crimes 1986 45 Gunfire
Daniel Gleason Police Officer 6320 Patrol 1986 38 Gunfire
Gerard W. Traynor Detective 9209 Patrol June 21, 1987 41 Heart attack
William D. McCarthy Police Officer 2746 Mounted Patrol September 22, 1987 31 Struck by automobile driven by city police officer Charles Loughran, who was legally intoxicated, also killing Officer McCarthy's horse. See [2][3][4]
George Hall Sergeant 324 Patrol 1989 44 Heart attack
Albert A. Valentino Police Officer 7113 Patrol 1989 37 Friendly Gunfire
Winfred Hunter Police Officer 9536 Patrol 1990 41 Gunfire O/D
Joaquin "Jack" Montijo, Jr. Police Officer 6062 Patrol June 14, 1990 35 Gunfire Inured June 13, 1990; succumbed to injuries June 14, 1990
Freddie Dukes Police Officer 1241 Highway Patrol December 25, 1990 45 Gunfire Injured December 24, 1990; succumbed to injuries December 25, 1990
Daniel R. Boyle Police Officer 5459 Patrol 1991 22 Gunfire Injured February 4, 1991; succumbed to injuries several days later
Charles Knox Police Officer 2540 Patrol 1992 31 Gunfire
Robert S. Hayes Police Officer 6720 Patrol June 16, 1993 46 Gunfire
Stephen Dmytryk Police Officer 4525 Patrol 1993 46 Gunfire
Joseph Friel Police Officer 6267 Patrol 1994 25 Struck by automobile
Kevin Williams Police Officer 5184 Patrol 1995 25 Struck by automobile
Lauretha Vaird Police Officer 5897 Patrol 1996 44 Gunfire
Robert Porter Police Officer 6478 Patrol 1996 28 Gunfire O/D
Pauline Harness Police Officer 4139 Patrol September 19, 1996 49 Fall Injured September 18, 1996; succumbed to injuries September 19, 1996
John Cousin Detective 958 Patrol 1996 48 Gunfire O/D
Leddie J. Brown Police Officer 9951 Highway Patrol 1997 30 Struck by automobile Injured November 27, 1997; succumbed to injuries two weeks later
Jose M. Ortiz Police Officer 1431 Patrol September 21, 2000 29 Struck by automobile Injured September 18, 2000; succumbed to injuries September 21, 2000
Thomas M. Bray Police Officer 1302 Marine Unit 2001 52 Drowned Drowned under suspicious circumstances[5][6]
Anthony Johnson Detective 5684 Patrol 2003 46 Heart attack O/D
Paris Williams Police Officer 5592 Patrol June 21, 2005 52 Heart attack
Gary Skerski Police Officer 7379 Patrol May 9, 2006 46 Gunfire Injured May 8, 2006; succumbed to injuries May 9, 2006
Walter Barclay Police Officer 1410 Patrol 2007 64 Gunfire Injured October 27, 1966; succumbed to injuries in 2007
Charles Cassidy Police Officer 2342 Patrol November 1, 2007 54 Gunfire Injured October 31, 2007; succumbed to injuries November 1, 2007
William Widmaier Ex-PPD officer Security 2007 Gunfire Murdered in the line of law enforcement duty[7][8]
Joseph Alullo Ex-PPD officer Security 2007 Gunfire Murdered in the line of law enforcement duty[9][10]
Stephen Liczbinski Sergeant 486 Patrol May 3, 2008 39 Gunfire Murdered[11]
Isabel Nazario Police Officer 6341 Strike Force 2008 40 Struck by automobile Murdered[12]
Patrick McDonald Sergeant 398 Patrol 2008 30 Gunfire Murdered;[13] promoted posthumously to Sergeant
Timothy Simpson Sergeant 387 Patrol 2008 46 Struck by automobile Murdered[14]
John Pawlowski Police Officer 5649 Patrol 2009 25 Gunfire Murdered[15]
Brian Lorenzo Police Officer 5591 Highway Patrol July 8, 2012 48 Struck by automobile Murdered[16]
Moses Walker Jr. Police Officer 2553 Patrol August 18, 2012 40 Gunfire Murdered[17]
Robert Wilson III Sgt. 9990 Patrol March 5, 2015 30 Gunfire Shot during attempted robbery[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ http://www.odmp.org/officer/10987-police-officer-james-j-ramp
  2. ^ "Officer Receives A Hero's Burial". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 26, 1987.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Mounted Officer Killed By Truck". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 23, 1987.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Cop's Widow Castigates Killer". philly.com. Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved June 2, 1989.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "BRAY V. U.S. CIVIL ACTION NO. 03-5150. (E.D. PA. MAR. 14, 2005)". casetext.com. Casetext. Retrieved 2005-03-14. 
  6. ^ Soteropoulos, Jacqueline. "Sergeant charged in theft at Pier 34 Shawn Dougherty is accused of taking empty beer kegs from the collapse site and selling them to a distributor for $80". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2002-01-17. 
  7. ^ "Even in retirement, victims strived to protect others". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  8. ^ "Armored-car killer gets life without parole". philly.com. philly.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  9. ^ "Even in retirement, victims strived to protect others". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  10. ^ "Armored-car killer gets life without parole". philly.com. philly.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  11. ^ "The Killers Of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski Should Have Received The Death Penalty". philly2philly.com. philly2philly.com. Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  12. ^ "Butler pleads guilty in Nazario murder". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  13. ^ "Somber Milestone in Police Sergeant's Line-of-Duty Murder". nbcphiladelphia.com. nbcphiladelphia.com. Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  14. ^ "Guilty plea in death of Philadelphia police officer". abclocal.go. WPVI-TV. Archived from the original on 2015-03-09. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  15. ^ "Philadelphia police officer testifies about partner John Pawlowski's killing". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  16. ^ "GUILTY PLEA IN CRASH DEATH OF PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER BRIAN LORENZO". 6abc.com. WPVI-TV. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  17. ^ "Man who killed Officer Moses Walker guilty of murder". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  18. ^ Gelb, Matt; Moran, Robert (March 5, 2015). "Officer dies after shooting at 21st and Lehigh; two in custody". Philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer (published March 6, 2015). 

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