Police Officer Jose M. Ortiz

Police Officer Jose M. Ortiz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 2000

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Jose M. Ortiz

Officer Jose Ortiz died after being in critical condition for three days as a result of being struck by vehicle. Officer Ortiz was in a foot pursuit of a suspect when he was struck by a police cruiser responding to his calls for assistance at Cambria Street near Darien Street. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition for three days before being taken off of life support. His organs were donated to others.

Officer Ortiz had served with the agency for three years. He is survived by his wife, three-year-old daughter, and 11 siblings.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1431

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Monday, September 18, 2000

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9/18/2019 I rediscovered this site today of all days.
Pete, Nicole graduated from college, is working in her chosen field and is continuing her education to obtain her Masters in 2020. You would have been such a proud dad at her graduation!!
Thinking of you. We will never forget.
Mother in law, Arlene

Arlene McMahon

September 18, 2019

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