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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Patrolman Fahy,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

August 29, 2019

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