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 man 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 man, who was taken into custody.

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

Patrolman Fahy was a U.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, parking complaint

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 29, 2020

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