Sergeant Wilfred Charles Doyle

Sergeant Wilfred Charles Doyle

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, December 21, 1979

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Wilfred Charles Doyle

Sergeant Doyle drowned while responding to a report of a woman who had jumped off of the Girard Bridge. He was driving to the scene when his patrol car left the roadway at Montgomery Drive and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, and plunged into the Schuykill River. The initial report came when a man walked into the 23rd District station and informed the desk officer that his wife planned to jump from the bridge. When the officers drove the man to the scene the suspect suddenly jumped from the bridge himself.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 274

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Sgt. Doyle,
On today, the 40th 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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December 21, 2019

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