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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To Detective John Kelly, a very nice and heartfelt reflection. I hope you find peace in knowing your friend is a true hero, and thank you for your military service. Officer McEntee, thank you for your military service and for defending your country. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. God Speed and God Bless your family.

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

February 20, 2021

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