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Police Officer Leo Paul Van Winkle | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Leo Paul Van Winkle

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 27, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 4697

Cause: Drowned

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Officer Van Winkle drowned when his police boat capsized during a rescue mission. He was attempting to evacuate residents threatened by the rising waters of the Schuylkill River from Hurricane Agnes.

Officer Van Winkle had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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