Policeman John James Knox

Policeman John James Knox

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, January 27, 1919

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John James Knox

Policeman John Knox and Policeman George R. Dingwall were shot and killed in a shootout with a maniac who had shot up the Philadelphia Rapid Transit power shops at 13th and Mt. Vernon streets, then emptied two pistols at his pursuers before being clubbed unconscious by a motorcycle policeman. The suspect also shot and killed another man, wounded five more, two seriously, who pursued him.

Policeman Knox was an eight-year veteran.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 11

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase you service and sacrifice.

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

September 17, 2020

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