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Police Officer Joaquin Montijo | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Joaquin Montijo

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, June 15, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 1 year, 7 months

Badge # 6062

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/14/1990

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Sentenced to Death

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Police Officer Joaquin Montijo succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day. He was shot in the head after responding to a disturbance on Fairhill Street, near Lycoming Street.

Officer Montijo approached the man who was holding a pistol and told him to drop the weapon. Instead, the man began shooting. Officer Montijo was taken off of life support at 1225 hours on June 15th, 1990.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, but received a life sentenced following a new sentencing hearing.

Officer Montijo was survived by his wife and three children.

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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

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 15, 2015


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