Patrolman Stephen McPhillips

Patrolman Stephen McPhillips

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, December 20, 1925

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Stephen McPhillips

Patrolman McPhillips was electrocuted after running to assist at an accident scene.

Patrolman McPhillips was in a police booth when he heard the sounds of a car crash at the corner of Pelham Parkway and Eastern Boulevard. The vehicle had struck a utility pole and knocked a power line down. Patrolman McPhillps ran to assist the injured occupants of the vehicle, who were two off-duty patrolmen from a Manhattan precinct. When Patrolman McPhillips opened the door to the crashed car, it touched the power line and electrocuted Patrolman McPhillips.

Patrolman McPhillips was assigned to the 23rd Precinct.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Lt. Jim Russo

December 20, 2017

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