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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Joseph N. Duffy of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 29, 2017

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