Police Officer Thomas Kennedy Duggan

Police Officer Thomas Kennedy Duggan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 1972

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Thomas Kennedy 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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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 22, 2021

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