Police Officer Joseph John Franceschino

Police Officer Joseph John Franceschino

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 1959

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Joseph John Franceschino

Officer Joseph Franceschino, a member of the Highway Patrol, died of a heart attack when he fell down a flight of stairs while looking for a burglar in a house on 18th Street near Sansom. Officer Franceschino was an eight-year veteran of the force.

Officer Franceschino was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 2546
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Officer Franceschino,
On today, the 60th 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 U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2019

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