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Police Officer Garrett T. Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Garrett T. "Gary" Farrell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, September 26, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 4133

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Gary Farrell was shot and killed while chasing a thief who had beaten and robbed a 72-year-old woman of her purse. He and another officer had chased the man into a wooded area near the intersection of Price Street and Wayne Avenue.

The subject opened fire, striking both officers multiple times. The subject was a career criminal out of prison on a weekend pass.

Officer Farrell had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 14th District. His wife and two brothers also served as officers on the department.

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Gary, as I reflect on the officer killings last night in Dallas TX. I recall that sad day when we lost you. I pray for the families of these brave men as I have prayed for you over the years. You are missed. Ask the Lord to wrap his arms around those suffering families and welcome their loved ones to their eternal reward.

Eileen
Cousin
July 9, 2016

 

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