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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

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