Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # 4937
Offender: Sentenced to life in prison
Officer Joseph Kelly was found shot to death in his patrol car.
While in prison, the suspect and a second inmate, were responsible for the stabbing murders of Warden Patrick Curran and Deputy Warden Robert Fromhold, of the Philadelphia County Prison System, on May 31, 1973. Officer Kelly's murderer was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Warden Curran and Deputy Warden Fromhold.
Officer Kelly had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and five daughters.