Patrolman Joseph William Duffy, Sr.

Patrolman Joseph William Duffy, Sr.

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, December 29, 1932

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Joseph William Duffy, Sr.

Patrolman Joseph Duffy suffered fatal injuries when he fell from the second floor while cleaning windows at Patrol House 3, at 316 George Street, on Christmas morning. He fractured his skull and several ribs.

He was taken to the General Hospital by Patrol 3 at 10:20 a.m. He died on December 29, 1932, at 8:25 p.m.

Patrolman Duffy had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for 25 years and is buried at Saint Mary Cemetery, St. Bernard, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was survived by his wife and 11 children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 614

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Joseph William Duffy, Sr. of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 29, 2020

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