Police Officer Peter P. Dillon

Police Officer Peter P. Dillon

Allegheny City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, September 20, 1894

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Peter P. Dillon

Police Officer Peter Dillon was electrocuted when he came in contact with a charged wire that he was attempting to remove from the street, at the intersection of Ohio Street and East Street, at approximately 3:00 am.

The wire was an uninsulated, abandoned wire that broke and fell across a live wire, giving it a charge. Officer Dillon was attempting to push it off of the street with his nightstick when the wire slipped and came in contact with his hand. He was killed instantly as a result of the shock.

Officer Dillon had served with the Allegheny City Police Department for approximately three years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Officer Dillon,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Allegheny City.


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September 20, 2019

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