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

Police 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. He 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, vehicle crash

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It’s hard to believe it’s been forty years Jack. Not a week or two goes by that I am not reminded of your bear hugs, hearty laugh or big smile. You may be gone from us, but you have never been forgotten.

BettyAnn Matkowski Frederick

December 10, 2023

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