Police Officer James J. Quigley

Police Officer James J. Quigley

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, April 3, 1947

James J. Quigley

Officer Quigley and Sergeant Samuel Hewitt were shot and killed following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. When the vehicle they were pursuing crashed, the suspect exited the car and opened fire. Officer Quigley was killed and Sergeant Hewitt suffered mortal wounds. Sergeant Hewitt succumbed to his wounds 20 days later.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and sentenced to life in prison. He was released from prison in 1972 and, two years later, murdered his foster mother. He was sentenced to life in prison for that murder as well.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

April 3, 2015

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