Police Officer Jose Manuel Ortiz

Police Officer Jose Manuel Ortiz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 2000

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Jose Manuel Ortiz

Officer Jose Ortiz died after being in critical condition for three days as a result of being struck by a 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 Philadelphia Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 25th Police District. 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

foot pursuit

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I was your partner then just like I'm still your partner now. Continue to rest in peace little bro happy birthday, (retired) Officer Ron Gardner.

Ron Gardner

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