|Birth: ||May 22, 1884, USA|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1919|
Policeman John J. Knox
Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, January 27, 1919
Tour of Duty: Appointed as Patrolman on January 20, 1912.
Badge Number: 11
Unit of assignment: 8th District
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, January 27, 1919
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Not available
Policeman Knox and Policeman George R. Dingwall were shot and killed in a shootout with a man who had shot up the Philadelphia Rapid Transit power shops at 13th and Mt. Vernon streets, then emptied two pistols at his pursuers before being clubbed unconscious. Policeman Knox was an eight-year veteran.
Officer Knox was married to Catherine Naulty on May 16, 1905. His father was John Owen Knox (1849 - 1898). His wife lived from April 10, 1888 to 1936 and died in South Jersey. Their son Edward Joseph Knox lived from 1909 to 1952. He married Frances Marie Wood (1911 - 1990) at Corpus Christi Church in Philadelphia. The couple had three children.
Officer Knox was interred January 29, 1919.
1. The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/7648-policeman-john-j.-knox
3. First Annual Message of Rudolph Blankenberg, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Vol. 1 (1912), page 581.
4. Holy Cross Cemetery
Holy Cross Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 33 Range 12 Lot 50 Grave 2 Depth 10
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36558342