Policeman Joseph Dolphin

Policeman Joseph Dolphin

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 1912

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Joseph Dolphin

Policeman Joseph Dolphin was killed when he and his horse were thrown under the wheels of a trolley on Midvale Avenue at 31st Street (modern day Fox Street).

The horse became frightened, reared and plunged in front of the fast-moving trolley. The horse was also killed.

Policeman Dolphin was a Spanish-American war veteran and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for four and a half years. He was survived by his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge 3919
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

February 17, 2021

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