Police Officer Charles Patrick O'Hanlon

Police Officer Charles Patrick O'Hanlon

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 1985

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Charles Patrick O'Hanlon

Officer O'Hanlon was struck and killed by a truck carrying hazardous chemicals when it rammed a van he had stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 95 in the Northeast. He was trapped under the van.

Officer O'Hanlon was 19-year veteran of the force.

Officer O'Hanlon was survivee by his wife and four children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 4434

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Yours was the first LODD funeral that I went to... I was 6. I didn’t really understand what was happening at the time, but I knew it was important. I remember seeing all of the officers in their hats and knowing that my friend and schoolmate had lost his dad. It made a big impression on me. There are lots of reasons why I signed up for the job, but seeing all of those Officer supporting your family may have been the first.

Sgt. Sean Fullerton

July 21, 2018

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