Patrolman Joseph Jovanovic

Patrolman Joseph Jovanovic

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 7, 1924

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Joseph Jovanovic

Patrolman Joseph Jovanovic was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest. Patrolman Jovanovic and his partner had apprehended two suspects while walking their beat at the intersection of South 30th Street and East Carson Street.

One suspect drew a gun and shot Patrolman Jovanovic and his partner. Patrolman Jovanovic died at Saint Joseph's Hospital.

The suspect who shot Patrolman Jovanovic was sentenced to death and executed on June 29, 1925.

Patrolman Jovanovic was a veteran of WWI and had served with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for only five months. He was survived by his brother, who also served with the department. Patrolman Jovanovic was attached to the South Side Police Station, present-day Zone 3 Police Station South Side.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1925

suspicious person

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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

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