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 Charles 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 had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 4434

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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You were my mom Calene's cousin and my Grandma Catherine Brown's (O'hanlon) nephew, and my mom always talked about you and how much she loved you and how close you were as kids. She would come and visit from California and stay for the summer and thought of you as her brother and looked up to you. I've never got to meet the O'Hanlon side of the family, but it makes me proud to know you were a big influence on my mom. It's also probably why my father was a cop also!

Phillip Brown
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December 23, 2022

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