Police Officer James F. Duffin

Police Officer James F. Duffin

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, January 14, 1973

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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