Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr.

Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 9, 2016

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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.

In October 2019, 2100 Castor Avenue was renamed Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr. Memorial Highway.


  • 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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Ray, Ray, Ray, I am SO sorry for what happened to you, buddy. I worked with Ray in the 24th many years ago. Every single time that I saw him, his smile would light up the room, and he was ready to tell you his newest joke of the day.

Ray was great police and brightened up everyone's day, no matter who you were. We shared some good arrests, laughs, and times together. We really did. I could go on and on. I'm embarrassed to say that I had no idea of Ray's passing until I accidentally stumbled into it on the ODMP website. Ray, I'm sorry that I didn't know, buddy. If I get a chance, I'll check in on your family, Pal. God bless you and keep on smiling up in Heaven, brother, you're sorely missed down here. Rip.

P/O Patrick Heron #5205
Philadelphia Police Department
25th District
Appt. Date 05/22/1995

May 26, 2020

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