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 men were arrested and convicted of murder.

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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Within our family Johnny was always admired and beloved as a sort of 'hero' even before he joined the Marines and the Philadelphia Police Force. A gentle, respectful, lit-from-within, son and brother and nephew and husband and Dad and cousin. Just an all around decent, decent person. Although heart-broken by his death we were deeply proud of his public service and protection. His sense of warmth never leaves our memories.
God bless Johnny, God bless all police officers, God bless all citizens.


June 7, 2020

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