Policeman Thomas Joseph McErlane

Policeman Thomas Joseph McErlane

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1934

Thomas Joseph McErlane

Policeman McErlane succumbed to injuries suffered two days earlier when he and three other officers were struck by a truck driven by a drunk driver at Delaware Avenue and Callowhill streets. Policeman McErlane and other officers were handling crowds celebrating the arrival of a Navy fleet. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 554

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 30, 1934

crowd control, drunk driver

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My dad, Jack Curran, talked about you with me tonight. He said you and his father were not just fellow officers but good friends. I hope you are hanging together.

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