Police Officer Thomas Joseph Wixted

Police Officer Thomas Joseph Wixted

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 15, 1942

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Thomas Joseph Wixted

Officer Wixted was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic outside the Philadelphia Convention Hall at 34th Street and Currie Avenue, following a basketball game.

Officer Wixted was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries early the following morning.

Officer Wixted had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 13 and a half years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years, 6 months
  • Badge 2151

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 14, 1942
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

directing traffic, drunk driver

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Officer Wixted,
On today, the 80th 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 15, 2022

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