Patrolman John Graham Kelty

Patrolman John Graham Kelty

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, January 11, 1903

John Graham Kelty

Patrolman John Kelty was killed in a streetcar crash on Frankstown Avenue, in front of the old Homewood carbarns between Felicia Avenue and Braddock Avenue.

The streetcar that Patrolman Kelty was riding on had stopped at the carbarns so the conductor could make a report. Another streetcar approached down a steep grade and was unable to stop.

Both of Patrolman Kelty's legs were severed in the collision and he died a short time later after being transported to the East End Hospital. Eleven other citizens were injured in the collision.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident

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Patrolman Kelty,
On today, the 115th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 11, 2018

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