Policeman John F. Creevy

Policeman John F. Creevy

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, June 9, 1925

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John F. Creevy

Policeman John Creevy was shot while trying to break up a domestic disturbance in a house in the 1000 block of Germantown Avenue.

A man, who had already killed another man in the house, grabbed Policeman Creevy's service revolver from its holster and shot him. The man was tackled outside the house and badly beaten by a crowd. Policeman Creevy was taken to Saint Mary's Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was convicted of Policeman Creevy's murder and executed on December 3, 1928.

Policeman Creevy was a 24-year veteran of the force.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 1036

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 7, 1925
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1928


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Rest in peace Policeman Creevy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 16, 2020

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