Policeman John J. Toomey

Policeman John J. Toomey

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1922

John J. Toomey

Officer Toomey was accidentally shot by another officer during a raid at 172 East Chelton Avenue. Officer Toomey died as a result of complications two years later.

Policeman Toomey was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for five and a half years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 15, 1920

accidental discharge, Raid

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

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