Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr.

Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 9, 2016

Raymond Diaz, Jr.

Police Officer Raymond Diaz died as a result of complications due to injuries sustained in an accident when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle while responding to a burglary.

As a result of the accident Officer Diaz was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms as well as other injuries. As part of his treatment, Officer Diaz was given a cane to use because of his concussion. While at home recovering Officer Diaz suffered a recurrent injury during a fall. Surgery was performed to correct the injury. Officer Diaz died as a result of an accidental prescription drug overdose.

Police Officer Raymond Diaz was assigned to the 24th Police District and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 years, He was survived by his wife, and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 1540

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, November 14, 2014

burglary in progress

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As I ride into DC today, you and your family weigh heavy on my heart. You may be gone, but not forgotten by your family and law enforcement family. My ride from Roanoke to DC was in your honor and memory sir.
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Det. Jim Giese
Minnetonka Police, MN

May 12, 2018

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