Patrolman Joseph N. Duffy

Patrolman Joseph N. Duffy

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 1932

Joseph N. Duffy

Patrolman Joseph Duffy suffered fatal injuries when he fell from the second floor while cleaning windows at Patrol House 3 on Christmas morning. He fractured his skull and some ribs. He was taken to the General Hospital by Patrol 3 at 10:20 a.m. He died on December 29, 1932, at 8:25 p.m.

Patrolman Duffy had been employed with the Cincinnati Police Division for 25 years and is buried at Saint Mary Cemetery, St. Bernard, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer, 74 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2009

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