Detective John Thomas Cousin

Detective John Thomas Cousin

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, August 15, 1996

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John Thomas Cousin

Detective John Cousin was shot and killed during an attempted robbery while walking outside of his home.

After killing Detective Cousin, the suspects stole his weapon. One suspect was arrested after seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound he received when he was shot by Detective Cousin during the robbery attempt.

Detective Cousin had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his son.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 958

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

off duty, robbery attempt

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I have been thinking about you a lot as we approach the 50th anniversary celebration of the day we raised our left hand and swore to serve and protect the citizens of Philadelphia.
Those of us from P.P.D. Academy class 209 who are still here on earth will meet at the F.O.P. Lodge 5 hall in the Heroes Ballroom to mark this milestone in our lives. As we gather you can be sure that all your brothers and sisters from our class will be remembering you and what you contributed to our once great city.
I miss you buddy, we will ALL be together again soon, until then please continue to watch over us.

Lt. Ray Carpenter
Philadelphia Police Dept. (Retired)
Served 1970 thru 1998

May 1, 2021

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