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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On this anniversary of your untimely death I will reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement brethren will never forget. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 24, 2020

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