Police Officer Joaquin Montijo

Police Officer Joaquin Montijo

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 1990

Joaquin Montijo

Police Officer Joaquin Montijo succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day. He was shot in the head after responding to a disturbance on Fairhill Street, near Lycoming Street.

Officer Montijo approached the man who was holding a pistol and told him to drop the weapon. Instead, the man began shooting. Officer Montijo was taken off of life support at 1225 hours on June 15th, 1990.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, but received a life sentenced following a new sentencing hearing.

Officer Montijo was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge 6062

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 14, 1990
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to Death

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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