Police Officer John F. McEntee, Jr.

Police Officer John F. McEntee, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 1971

John F. McEntee, Jr.

Police Officer John McEntee was shot and killed as he was sitting in his patrol car at the corner of Woodstock Street and Norris Street.

He and other officers had responded to an unfounded radio call. Two men were arrested and convicted of murder.

Officer McEntee was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 1-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 3725
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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My dad James Speller, along with Joseph Wiesinger, captured both suspects that evening . They were working out of the wagon 2202 of the 22nd . Dist.

Vance Speller
North Carolina Dept. of Corrections

May 5, 2016

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