Police Officer Garrett T. Farrell

Police Officer Garrett T. Farrell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 26, 1980

Garrett T. Farrell

Police Officer Gary Farrell was shot and killed while chasing a thief who had beaten and robbed a 72-year-old woman of her purse. He and another officer had chased the man into a wooded area near the intersection of Price Street and Wayne Avenue.

The subject opened fire, striking both officers multiple times. The subject was a career criminal out of prison on a weekend pass.

Officer Farrell had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for three years and was assigned to the 14th District. His wife and two brothers also served as officers on the department.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 4133

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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I am ever so honored along with my platoon to represent your name for our graduating class. I pray that you continue to watch over your loved ones and our platoon members as we begin our journey in law enforcement. I also pray that we continue to honor you with the way we interact and work with the community to make it safer for everyone. Rest easy sir and thank you for your service!

R/O Quishanna Lee
Philadelphia Police Academy Recruit c/o 380A

April 5, 2017

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