Policeman John J. Toomey

Policeman John J. Toomey

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1922

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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 (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 15, 1920

accidental discharge, Raid

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Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice by your fellow law enforcement.

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

August 26, 2020

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