Officer Patricia E. Quinn

Officer Patricia E. Quinn

Washington Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1987

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Patricia E. Quinn

Officer Patricia Quinn succumbed to head injuries sustained two weeks earlier while participating in a required boxing exercise at the police academy.

Officer Quinn had served with the Washington Township Police Department for two months and had previously worked as a police dispatcher. She is survived by her mother, three brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 21, 1987


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Patty was my partner for one or two seasons, in Wildwood, serving as a Seasonal Officer. She was a good cop and had a genuine interest in becoming all she could be. Every time I hear the song "The Warrior" by Patty Smyth, I think of Patty Quinn. I wish things could have been different for her but God had other plans. I think of her often and her tragic loss, and of course, how it effected others. Rest in Peace, you are not forgotten.

Roland Roy. Ret. Sgt.
Wildwood Police Department, N.J.

February 24, 2022

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