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Michael G Croskey
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1898, Austria
Death: Dec. 7, 1932
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Detective Michael G. Croskey
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 7, 1932

Biographical Info
Age: 33
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Incident: Wednesday, December 7, 1932
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Ice pick
Suspect Info: Sentenced to 6 to 12 years

Detective Croskey was stabbed to death during a struggle with a man armed with an ice pick near 39th Street and Powelton Avenue. After a massive citywide manhunt, the killer George "Sugarfoot" Green was captured, tried, and sentenced to 6 to 12 years.

The Philadelphia Inquirer; Saturday morning, December 10, 1932, Page 25:
CROSKEY Dec. 7, suddenly, MICHAEL G. CROSKEY, beloved son of Anna and the late Joseph Croskey. Relatives and friends, also Fifth Detective Div. of the Homicide Squad and 42d Police District are invited to attend funeral, Mon., 9 A. M., from his mother's residence, 3912 Powelton ave. Solemn high requiem mass at St. James' Church, 38th and Chestnut sts., 10 A M. Int. Holy Cross Cem. Friends may call Sunday P. M.


Sources:
1. The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/3640-detective-michael-g.-croskey

2. The Philadelphia Inquirer 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Croskey (1867 - 1913)
 
 Sibling:
  Michael G Croskey (1898 - 1932)
  Maurice Joseph Croskey (1900 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Yeadon
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. D Range 13 Lot 46 Grave 2
 
Created by: Researcher
Record added: May 10, 2009
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Michael G Croskey
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Michael G Croskey
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Michael G Croskey
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Great Uncle Mike, I am sorry I never was able to see or meet you.Bob
- Robert Croskey
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
God bless. Rest in peace.
- Ohio Baby
 Added: Nov. 9, 2010
 
 
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