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Patrolman John F. Creghan | Ridley Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Ridley Township Police Department, Pennsylvania


John F. Creghan

Ridley Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .33 caliber

Offender: Never identified

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Patrolman Creghan was shot and killed when he was caught in the middle of a turf war between rival gangs. He was patrolling in front of a house if ill-repute when the shootout started in which several hundreds shots were fired. A .33 caliber bullet struck Patrolman Creghan in the chest, killing him. No suspects were ever identified and his case remains open.
Patrolman Creghan had been with the agency for 13 years.

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We thank you for your service sir, and may you rest in peace.

John M Fabris
December 12, 2014


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