Policeman Frederick J. Dolan

Policeman Frederick J. Dolan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, January 26, 1933

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Frederick J. Dolan

Policeman Fred Dolan was shot to death when he attempted to arrest a subject who had just stormed a disorderly house on 9th Street near Callowhill, where he shot and killed two women and seriously wounded a third.

The suspect, 25, was apprehended on a Philadelphia street corner on May 31, 1934. It was soon discovered he was wanted in Maryland for questioning about two murders in that state.

Policeman Dolan was a two-year police veteran. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge 4584

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest attempt, murder suspect

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Officer Dolan,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 26, 2023

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