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Policeman Matthew J. Curran | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


Matthew J. Curran

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, May 26, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Officer Curran was shot and killed when he responded to a complaint by a woman who said her son had severely beaten her. Officer Curran, assigned to the station at Front and Master streets, put his hand on the man's shoulder who then pulled a revolver and shot the officer. Officer Curran died almost immediately. He had been on the force less than a year.

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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
May 26, 2015


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