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Police Officer Thomas K. Duggan | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Thomas K. Duggan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 22, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 4070

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 2/18/1972

Weapon: Person

Offender: Charged with disorderly conduct

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Police Officer Thomas Duggan suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted by a student at George Washington High School.

He was attempting to remove the disruptive student from the school when the struggle ensued. He was punched in the chest and suffered a broken rib and punctured lung.

The student was charged with disorderly conduct.

Officer Duggan had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to the 7th District. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Officer Duggan,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 22, 2016


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