Police Officer Daniel G. Meehan

Police Officer Daniel G. Meehan

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, January 11, 1957

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Daniel G. Meehan

Police Officer Daniel Meehan and Police Officer Stella O'Neil-Donahue were killed in a vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard near Cottman Avenue.

Their vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The two had been investigating the behavior of teenagers in the Pennypack Circle section and were on their way to a restaurant when the crash occurred.

Officer Meehan was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife of two years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 2600
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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

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

August 8, 2020

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