Detective Michael George Croskey

Detective Michael George Croskey

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, December 7, 1932

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Michael George Croskey

Detective Croskey was stabbed to death during a struggle with a man armed with an ice pick near Powellton Avenue and Sloan Street. After a massive citywide manhunt, the killer was captured, tried, and sentenced to 6 to 12 years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1036

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Ice pick
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 to 12 years

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On this actual 88th anniversary of your heroic and untimely death I'd like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

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

December 7, 2020

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