Police Officer James J. Clarke

Police Officer James J. Clarke

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 11, 1941

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James J. Clarke

Officer Clarke was killed along with a mother and her two daughters when an explosion ripped through four row homes on Greenwich Street near Passyunk Avenue. Officer Clarke was crushed by a falling wall as he rushed to help a family escape. He was survived by his three grown children.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion

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He was my Great Grandfather, we grew up hearing about him from my father. This is what a true hero is! I tell my 15 year old son about him, about the ultimate sacrifice he made in the line of duty.

jennifer dayton
Great Granddaughter

April 30, 2020

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