Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Joseph P. McGinn

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 1920

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Detective Joseph P. McGinn

Det. McGinn,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 3, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 3, 2020

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

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 14, 2007

Here I am one year later honoring and remembering you as always. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 3, 2007

Though you will always be remembered as a hero, today we especially honor and remember you for your courage and service. Thank you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 3, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Philadelphia Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Detective McGinn deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Detective McGinn is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

May 25, 2006

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.