Police Officer John Dougherty

Police Officer John Dougherty

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 1928

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John Dougherty

Police Officer John Dougherty was struck and killed by a trolley while directing traffic at the intersection of 29th Street and Lehigh Avenue.

A trolley carrying fans to a doubleheader baseball game at Shibe Park derailed and struck him as he directed traffic. He was transported to Women's Homeopathic Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Dougherty served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 29 years and was a widower.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 2846

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

directing traffic

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Officer Dougherty,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


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August 28, 2018

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