Patrolman Phillip J. Fahy

Patrolman Phillip J. Fahy

Bethlehem Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, August 29, 1969

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Phillip J. Fahy

Patrolman Phillip Fahy was shot and killed by a subject who had argued with the officer over a parking ticket.

The man fled and was pursued by Patrolman Fahy and his partner. The suspect stopped his vehicle on the Williams Street Extension and opened fire with a shotgun, striking Patrolman Fahy in the chest. The other officer returned fire and wounded the suspect, who was taken into custody.

The suspect was later convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. The suspect died while still imprisoned on July 1, 2004.

Patrolman Fahy was a Us.S Navy veteran of the Vietnam war and was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years, 8 months
  • Badge 6
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in prison

vehicle pursuit

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 20, 2013

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