Policeman Bartholomew James Coen

Policeman Bartholomew James Coen

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, October 6, 1922

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Bartholomew James Coen

Patrolman Bartholomew Coen was killed when his car collided with a trolley near St. Agnes Hospital.

He was rushing an injured man to the hospital when he was struck. After the collision, Patrolman Coen insisted on taking the wounded man inside the hospital, where the officer died of his injuries.

Patrolman Coen had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for over five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years, 5 months
  • Badge 1761

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash, trolley

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Officer Coen,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


United States Border Patrol

October 6, 2022

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