Police Officer John F. Creevy

Police Officer John F. Creevy

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, June 9, 1925

John F. Creevy

Officer John Creevy was shot and killed while trying to break up a domestic disturbance in a house in Germantown. A man, who had already killed another man in the house, snatched Officer Creevy's service revolver from its holster and shot him. The man was tackled outside the house and badly beaten by a crowd.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Creevy's murder and executed on December 3, 1928.

Officer Creevy was a 24-year veteran of the force.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 1036

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 9, 2015

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