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Patrolman Joseph Jovanovic | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania


Joseph Jovanovic

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, July 7, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1925

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Patrolman Joseph Jovanovic was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest. Patrolman Jovanovic and his partner had apprehended two suspects while walking their beat at the intersection of South 30th Street and Carson Street.

One suspect drew a gun and shot Patrolman Jovanovic and his partner. Patrolman Jovanovic died at Saint Joseph's Hospital.

The suspect who shot Patrolman Jovanovic was sentenced to death and executed on June 29, 1925.

Patrolman Jovanovic was a veteran of WWI and had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for only five months. He was survived by his brother, who also served with the department.

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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

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July 15, 2015


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