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Joseph P. McGinn
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1872
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1920
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Detective Joseph P. McGinn
Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, October 3, 1920

Biographical Info
Age: 46
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: Not available
Unit of assignment: 2nd District

Incident Details
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.

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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.
2. Holy Cross Cemetery 
Family links: 
  Mary E. Burns McGinn (1876 - 1915)*
  Andrew J. McGinn (1919 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
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
Joseph P. McGinn
Added by: Researcher
Joseph P. McGinn
Added by: Researcher
Joseph P. McGinn
Added by: Researcher
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Remembered and honored forever! God Bless you and your family.
- Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
May your Spirit be at Peace as you explore the endless wonders of the Universe and enjoy God's Paradise.
- Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 Added: Apr. 7, 2006

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