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Vincent P Foley

  • Birth 27 Aug 1904
  • Death 20 Mar 1949 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec S, Range 6, Lot 84, Grave 1
  • Memorial ID 36882879

Police Officer Vincent P. Foley
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Sunday, March 20, 1949

Biographical Info
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: 3896
Unit: Front and Master Strret Station
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: Sunday, March 20, 1949
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Officer Foley was 44 years old. His parents were John Stephen Foley from Waterford Ireland and Mary Agnes Hanley-Foley from Waterford Ireland.

At 10:00 P.M. on March 19, 1949, Foley was called for a disturbance inside the Saint Peters' Parish Hall where several young men had created a disturbance at a dance. A male who had been drinking was acting disorderly. he violently resisted Foley and had to be forcibly restrained. Foley was able to secure the male but he continued to resist and the officer was assisted by civilians. Arriving police took the male to their station, but Foley, completely exhausted and near collapse was taken to Saint Mary Hospital where at 3:00 A.M. he died. He was an 18-year veteran of the force and was survived by his wife, Lucille, and a brother Patrolman Joseph Foley.

Sources:
1. The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. http://www.odmp.org/officer/4976-police-officer-vincent-p.-foley
2. John S. Foley Jr. (Officer Foley's great-nephew)


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  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 8 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36882879
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vincent P Foley (27 Aug 1904–20 Mar 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36882879, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .