Lieutenant John J. Hallowell

Lieutenant John J. Hallowell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1900

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John J. Hallowell

Lieutenant John Hallowell suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a prisoner inside the 28th Police Station.

A bicycle officer had arrested a man for reckless driving and drunkenness. He was booking the man when he became uncooperative while being searched. A struggle ensued and Lieutenant Hallowell assisted in subduing the subject. After the subject was detained Lieutenant Hallowell complained of not feeling well. He suffered a fatal heart attack inside the police station 30 minutes after the incident.

A coroner's jury ruled Lieutenant Hallowell's cause of death as overexertion due to heart disease and exonerated the subject from all blame and released.

Lieutenant Hallowell is survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 66
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Exonerated

prisoner custody, struggle

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Lt. Hallowell,
On today, the 120th 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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September 9, 2020

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