Policeman John Mann

Policeman John Mann

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, August 4, 1913

John Mann

Policeman John Mann succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous night while attempting to arrest a man who was fighting with his brother at 18th Street and Pearl Street.

During the arrest the suspect knocked Policeman Mann to the ground, grabbed his service revolver, and shot him in the abdomen. Policeman Mann was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he died the following day.

The suspect was arrested a short time later. Three other men and a woman were also arrested for their part in attacking Policeman Mann. The shooter was convicted of murder and sent to prison.

Policeman Mann was assigned to the 20th and Buttonwood Station. He was survived by his wife and 4-year-old daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 3, 1913
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted


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Great Uncle Johnny, your family has always been very proud of you for being a policeman. Your name and what you did has been passed along in our family. It is so sad that you did not have the chance to raise your little girl or have a long life. You will not be forgotten.

Gloria Dickie-Forthun
Great Neice

September 27, 2013

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