Police Officer James F. Duffin

Police Officer James F. Duffin

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, January 14, 1973

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James F. Duffin

Officer Duffin was struck and killed by a drunk driver as he and another officer were investigating a vehicle accident on Limekiln Pike near Ridley Street. The drunk driver was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Officer Duffin had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 3927

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Arrested

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My father, Officer John Reid, was Officer Duffin's partner. My father survived the injuries of the hit-and-run accident but passed away seven years later, due to his injuries.

The accident happened 2 weeks before I was born, so I had little contact with my father after the injury.

If anyone knew my father, I would love to hear from you.
Thank you-

Johna M.
Daughter of Fallen Officer

October 13, 2017

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