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Police Officer Peter P. Dillon | Allegheny City Police Department, Pennsylvania Allegheny City Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Peter P. Dillon

Allegheny City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, September 20, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Electrocuted

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Policeman Peter Dillon was electrocuted when he came in contact with a charged wire that he was attempting to remove from the street, at the intersection of Ohio Street and East Street, at approximately 3:00 am.

The wire was an uninsulated, abandoned wire that broke and fell across a live wire, giving it a charge. Policeman Dillon was attempting to push it off of the street with his nightstick when the wire slipped and came in contact with his hand. He was killed instantly as a result of the shock.

Policeman Dillon had served with the Allegheny City Police Department for approximately three years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Officer Dillon,
On today, the 122nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Allegheny City.


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September 20, 2016


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