Police Officer Joseph John McLaughlin

Police Officer Joseph John McLaughlin

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, October 14, 1960

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Joseph John McLaughlin

Officer McLaughlin died of injuries suffered on Sept. 9, 1959, when a fire hose coupling broke at a fire scene at Front and Chestnut streets and he was struck by gushing water.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 4571

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 9, 1959

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 14, 2020

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