|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1872|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1920|
Detective Joseph P. McGinn
Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, October 3, 1920
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: Not available
Unit of assignment: 2nd District
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, October 3, 1920
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Detective McGinn was shot to death during a raid on a gambling den at 816 Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia that was being held up by 10 masked gunmen at the same time. Detective McGinn, who was on vacation, had volunteered for the assignment. He was a 23-year veteran of the force.
Detective McGinn was interred October 7, 1920.
Message from firstname.lastname@example.org:
Thank you for posting the memorial for Joseph McGinn at Find A Grave. Joseph was my great grandfather (my mother's grandfather). Here is his birth date if you're interested - December 27, 1872 (Philadelphia). I've been searching Holy Cross for a couple of years looking for the exact location he's buried in....but I've had no luck. If you ever come across that information could you please post it to the memorial? Thanks again. It means a lot to know someone would take the time to remember him like you have. Bob Bonner
Yes, of course I will post any information I find about Officer McGinn. Thank you.
1. Bio courtesy The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/8970-detective-joseph-p.-mcginn
2. Holy Cross Cemetery
Mary E. Burns McGinn (1876 - 1915)*
Andrew J. McGinn (1919 - 1957)*
Holy Cross Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 55 Range 13 Lot 15 Grave 3 Depth 10
Maintained by: Researcher
Originally Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita,...
Record added: Apr 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13885773