Policeman John Ferdinand Schaefer

Policeman John Ferdinand Schaefer

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, March 31, 1945

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John Ferdinand Schaefer

Policeman Schaefer was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Thompson Street and Lefever Street. He was transported to Frankford Hospital where he succumbed to his head injuries.

Policeman Schaefer had served with the agency for 16 years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Schaefer,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 31, 2020

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