Police Officer Donald Allen Oldfield

Police Officer Donald Allen Oldfield

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, May 27, 1982

Donald Allen Oldfield

Police Officer Donald Oldfield suffered a fatal heart attack at the Northeast Detective Divison shortly after making an arrest.

Officer Oldfield was at his home when he witnessed his neighbor strike his son with a weed trimmer. Officer Oldfield attempted to arrest the man, and a struggle ensued that lasted for several minutes until responding officer arrived and helped take the subject into custody.

Officer Oldfield followed the responding officers to the police station to make a report. As he was being interviewed by Detectives, he suffered a heart attack.

Officer Oldfield was rushed to Frankford Hospital where he died.

Police Officer Donald Oldfield was a U.S Army veteran and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 15 and a half years. He worked with the Police Graphic Arts Unit as an Artist and was assigned to Police Headquarters. Police Officer Oldfield was survived by his wife, and two children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 15 years, 5 months
  • Badge 7523
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

arrest, off duty

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Officer Oldfield,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 27, 2018

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