Police Officer Frederick Peter Dukes

Police Officer Frederick Peter Dukes

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, December 25, 1990

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Frederick Peter Dukes

Officer Freddie Dukes was shot and killed when he intervened in a robbery while off duty. Officer Dukes confronted one of the suspects in the establishment but was shot by a second suspect with a shotgun.

The suspect committed suicide as members of the department's SWAT team attempted to arrest him at a home where he had taken two hostages.

Officer Dukes was a U.S Army veteran and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for five years. He was assigned to the Highway Patrol Division.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1241
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 24, 1990
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

off duty, robbery

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Officer Dukes,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2020

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