Policeman John J. Watson

Policeman John J. Watson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 1927

John J. Watson

Officer Watson died after inhaling illuminating gas while rescuing two victims from their home on Robinson Street.

Officer Watson had served with the agency for 35 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

April 18, 2015

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