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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 14, 2013

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