Patrolman Richard V. Mahoney

Patrolman Richard V. Mahoney

Erie Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 31, 1928

Richard V. Mahoney

Patrolman Richard Mahoney was struck and killed by a vehicle on State Street, between 20th Street and 21st Street, while working a special Halloween assignment.

He had just finished speaking to a citizen when he inadvertently stepped in front of an oncoming. He suffered a fractured skull and two broken legs as a result of the collision. The driver who struck him drove him to St. Vincent's Hospital where he passed away approximately 30 minutes later.

Patrolman Mahoney had served with the Erie Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by several siblings.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Mahoney,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Erie.


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October 31, 2018

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