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 Joseph Patrick McGinn

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Joseph Patrick McGinn

  • Birth 27 Dec 1872 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 Oct 1920 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec. 55 Range 13 Lot 15 Grave 3 Depth 10
  • Memorial ID 13885773

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.

Message from

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)... It means a lot to know someone would take the time to remember him like you have. Bob Bonner

1. Bio courtesy The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
2. Holy Cross Cemetery

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  • Maintained by: Researcher
  • Originally Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
  • Added: 7 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13885773
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Patrick McGinn (27 Dec 1872–3 Oct 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13885773, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .