Police Officer John Francis Duffy

Police Officer John Francis Duffy

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, December 10, 1983

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John Francis Duffy

Officer John Duffy was killed when his patrol van was struck by a patrol car near the intersection of 26th Street and Cambria Street as the vehicles responded to an officer needs assistance call. An off duty officer was trying to arrest a shoplifting suspect at a business near the intersection of 32nd Street and Allegheny Avenue.

Officer Duffy served with the Philadelphia Police Department for less than two years and is survived by his mother, brother, and four sisters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge 2099

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

officer assistance

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Jack, I think of you often.
You were larger than life, a teddy bear of a man with an infectious smile and twinkling eyes that lit up every room you entered.
I was blessed to have known you.

BettyAnn Frederick

December 10, 2020

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