Park Guard Joseph Robert Sankey

Park Guard Joseph Robert Sankey

Fairmount Park Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, September 1, 1964

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Joseph Robert Sankey

Park Guard Joseph Sankey died after falling out of a patrol wagon during the 1964 riots.

The patrol wagon was involved in an accident at 24th Street and Cumberland Avenue and Guard Sankey's door opened. He fell out of the door and struck his head on the curb. He was transported to Women's Medical Hospital where he died almost three hours later.

Park Guard Sankey was a United States Air Force veteran. He had served with the Fairmount Park Police Department for over two years. He was survived by his mother and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

civil unrest

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 9, 2020

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