Police Officer John F. McEntee, Jr.

Police Officer John F. McEntee, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 20, 1971

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John F. McEntee, Jr.

Police Officer John McEntee was shot and killed as he was sitting in his patrol car at the corner of Woodstock Street and Norris Street.

He and other officers had responded to an unfounded radio call. Two youths, 15 and 18, were arrested, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to life.

Officer McEntee was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 1-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 3725
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer McEntee,
On today, the 51st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 20, 2022

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