Patrolman John F. Creghan

Patrolman John F. Creghan

Ridley Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1923

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John F. Creghan

Patrolman Creghan was shot and killed when he was caught in the middle of a turf war between rival gangs. He was patrolling in front of a house if ill-repute when the shootout started in which several hundreds shots were fired. A .33 caliber bullet struck Patrolman Creghan in the chest, killing him. No suspects were ever identified and his case remains open.
Patrolman Creghan had been with the agency for 13 years.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .33 caliber
  • Offender Never identified

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We thank you for your service sir, and may you rest in peace.

John M Fabris

December 12, 2014

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