Police Officer Thomas K. Duggan

Police Officer Thomas K. Duggan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 1972

Thomas K. Duggan

Police Officer Thomas Duggan suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted by a student at George Washington High School.

He was attempting to remove the disruptive student from the school when the struggle ensued. He was punched in the chest and suffered a broken rib and punctured lung.

The student was charged with disorderly conduct.

Officer Duggan had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to the 7th District. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 4070

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, February 18, 1972
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with disorderly conduct

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Officer Duggan,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 22, 2016

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