Detective Joseph P. McGinn

Detective Joseph P. McGinn

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 1920

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Joseph P. McGinn

Detective Joseph McGinn was shot to death during a raid on a gambling den at 816 Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia. As the detectives raided the establishment 10 masked gunmen entered and attempted to rob it.

Detective McGinn, who was on vacation, had volunteered for the assignment.

His killer was identified, arrested, and executed in the electric chair on February 22nd, 1922.

Detective McGinn was a 23-year veteran of the force. He was survived by his wife, son, and mother.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1932

gambling, robbery

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyl lis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 4, 2010

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