Policeman Thomas Joseph McErlane

Policeman Thomas Joseph McErlane

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1934

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Thomas Joseph McErlane

Policeman McErlane succumbed to injuries suffered two days earlier when he and three other officers were struck by a truck driven by a drunk driver at Delaware Avenue and Callowhill streets. Policeman McErlane and other officers were handling crowds celebrating the arrival of a Navy fleet. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 554

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 30, 1934

crowd control, drunk driver

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Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace.

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

July 2, 2020

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