Detective John C. Phillips

Detective John C. Phillips

New Rochelle Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, October 1, 1981

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John C. Phillips

Detective Jack Phillips was killed in an automobile accident. Detective Phillips and several other detectives were returning from the Bronx after completing an investigation when they were involved in an automobile accident. The detectives’ vehicle overturned after swerving to miss an oncoming vehicle. The other detectives were seriously injured while Detective Phillips was killed.

Detective Phillips is survived by his wife and four sons.

He received four separate commendations for his police work during his career, including his work on the 1977 Valentine's Day Massacre that killed Patrolman Allen McLeod.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

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I am a childhood friend with Jack Phillips and grew up with him on Herriot Street in Yonkers. I was given his Zippo lighter at the wake and would like to give it to his family. If anyone is in contact with Jack's family, could you please have them contact me.
Judith Juback Griffin

Virginia Beach, VA 23

Thank you and God Bless

Judith Juback
childhood friend from Herriot Street, Yonkers, NY

November 18, 2021

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