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Patrolman John Loftus | Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

John Loftus

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, July 31, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 7/30/1927

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Patrolman John Loftus succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by an automobile on Providence Road.

He had just reported to duty and was walking to his normal beat. He was struck as he attempted to cross the road with a civilian. The driver, who happened to be Patrolman Loftus' cousin, put him in the car and drove him to the hospital. Patrolman Loftus succumbed to internal injuries the following day.

Patrolman Loftus was survived by his wife, father, two sisters, and three brothers.

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Rest in peace Patrolman Loftus. I wonder if you are related to the former director of the Metropolitan Miami-Dade Florida Police Department, Mr. James Kierran Loftus who is from Pittsburgh, PA. Your courage will always be a hallmark of your career.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
July 31, 2013

 

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