Detective John Thomas Cousin

Detective John Thomas Cousin

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, August 15, 1996

John Thomas Cousin

Detective John Cousin was shot and killed during an attempted robbery while walking outside of his home.

After killing Detective Cousin, the suspects stole his weapon. One suspect was arrested after seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound he received when he was shot by Detective Cousin during the robbery attempt.

Detective Cousin had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his son.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 958

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

off duty, robbery attempt

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Rest in peace John........Thanks for sharing all your wisdom. You will never be forgotten.

Ofc. Tom Fraser
Longboat Key, Fl Police former PPD

June 30, 2012

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