Sergeant William J. Kelleher

Sergeant William J. Kelleher

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, May 15, 1974

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William J. Kelleher

Sergeant Kelleher was killed when his motorcycle collided with a city sanitation truck at State Road and Ashburner Street. He was on his way to the Police Academy with forms he had picked up at police headquarters for a class he was teaching. He later died at Nazareth Hospital.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years, 3 months
  • Badge 418

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Another year without you. We are all old now. But I remember your young smiling face. None of us the same without you. Your family has grown so much. We would all be better if you were here.
Your sister.

Mary Ellen Perry

May 15, 2020

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