Police Officer Giovanni S. Colonna

Police Officer Giovanni S. Colonna

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, December 24, 1953

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Giovanni S. Colonna

Officer Colonna succumbed to injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a police patrol car at 11th and Vine Streets. Both officers were headed for a fire at 8th and Berks streets. Officer Colonna had been out of the Police Academy only three months.

Officer Colonna was a U.S Army veteran of WWII.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 208
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 19, 1953

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I am sure you are proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011

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