Daniel G Meehan

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Daniel G Meehan

  • Birth 12 Sep 1925
  • Death 11 Jan 1957 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec-36 R-23
  • Memorial ID 36844711

Police Officer Daniel Meehan
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Friday, January 11, 1957

Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: 2600
Unit of assignment: Juvenile Aid Bureau

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Friday, January 11, 1957, 4:50 a.m.
Weapon Used: two-tone blue 1956 Mercury hardtop
Suspect Info: Not available

Officer Meehan and Officer Stella Donahue were killed when Officer Donahue lost control of their patrol vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard and Sandyford road (near Cottman Avenue) and struck a tree. The two had been investigating the behavior of teenagers in the Pennypack Circle section and were on their way to the Linton's restaurant at Cottman and Roosevelt Blv. when the accident happened. Both officers were pronounced at 5:25 a.m. upon arrival at Nazareth Hospital.

Officer Meehan, a seven-year veteran of the force, was a Navy veteran of World War II where he served as a gunner's mate on a merchantman.

Officer Meehan was survived by his wife of two years.

The Evening Bulletin – Philadelphia; Sunday morning, January 13, 1957, Page 9:

"MEEHAN – Of 6251 Revere st., suddenly, Jan. 11, 1957, DANIEL G., husband of Margaret Bowen Meehan. Relatives and friends, Barry Council, K. of C., Fraternal Order of Police and V.F.W., invited to funeral, Tuesday, 9 A. M., David J. Philips & Son Funeral Home, 568 N. 23d st. Solemn Mass of Requiem, Church of St. Francis Xavier, 10 A. M. Interment Holy Cross Cem. Friends may call Monday evening."

Source:
1. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
2. Interment.net


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  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 7 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36844711
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel G Meehan (12 Sep 1925–11 Jan 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36844711, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .