Police Officer Francis William Magro

Police Officer Francis William Magro

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 30, 1977

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Francis William Magro

Police Officer Francis Magro was killed in a motorcycle crash while on duty at 9:30 a.m.

He was en route to the city garage to get his motorcycle repaired when the collision occurred at 31st and Girard Avenue.

Officer Magro was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 1561
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle crash, routine driving

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I didn’t get to know you very well as I was only 8 when your watch ended. However, I remember you would visit us (Uncle Carmen and Aunt Rose) in Manayunk in uniform with your service weapon and Mom wouldn’t let you in the house with “that gun”. At least that’s how I remember what happened. As we approach 47 years since your watch ended, I hope you are at peace in heaven and having fun with the rest of the family that we have lost. God Bless

Mark Magro
Younger cousin.

February 15, 2024

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