Police Officer John J. Watson

Police Officer John J. Watson

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 1927

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John J. Watson

Police Officer John Watson died after inhaling illuminating gas while rescuing two victims from their home at 251 North Robinson Street.

Officer Watson had served with the Philadelphia Policer Department for 35 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge 1669

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins


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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

April 18, 2021

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