Category Archives: 2011 Hero Plaque Dedication

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Thursday, April 28, 2011
P/O Vincent B. O’Donnell#1878

Date of Death (DOD) 9-26-1929 injured on 8-17-1929 Assigned to the 22nd and Hunting park Station Incident: Injured while making three arrests at North 17th Street and West Lycoming Street Location of the Plaque: 39th Police District, 2201 West Hunting Park Avenue

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
P/O John Pawlowski #5649

DOD 2-13-2009 Incident: Shot to death at North Broad Street and Olney Avenue Assigned to the 35th District Location of the Plaque: 5601 North Broad Street at Olney Avenue

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Policeman Daniel Meehan #2600 and Policewoman Stella Donahue #4234

DOD 1-11-1957at 5:25PM Incident: Car accident on Roosevelt Blvd at Sandyford Avenue Both assigned to the Juvenile Aid Bureau Location of the Plaque: Sandyford Road and (7300) Brous Avenue

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 – This has been Postponed
P/O Francis Magro#1561

DOD 3-30-1977 at 9:15AM Incident: Motorcycle accident at North 31st Street and West Girard Avenue while operating H708 Assigned to Highway Patrol

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
P/O Joaquin Montijo#6062

DOD 6-14-1990 at 12:25AM injured 6-13-1990 Incident: Took Police action while off duty and was shot and killed at 4400 North Fairhill Street Assigned to the 25th District Location of the Plaque: 3901 Whitaker Avenue- 25th Police District

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Detective George Williams

DOD 1-19-1918 Incident: Shot inside saloon while making an arrest at South 16th and South Streets Location of the Plaque: South 16th and South Streets

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
P/O Thomas Wixted #2151

DOD 3-15-1942 injured 3-14-1942 Incident: South 34th Street and Curie Avenue Assigned to Foot Traffic Hero Plaque Postponed Until 2012 at the Request of the Wixted Family

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
P/O Harry Cooper#1584

DOD 5-4-1926 Incident: P/O Cooper was off duty in his home at 4606 Rising Sun Avenue when a nearby bank was robbed. He took police action and was shot. Assigned to the Front and Westmoreland Station Location of the Plaque: FOP Hall

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
P/O Ronald Trumbette#4908

DOD 5-23-1975 2:35AM pronounced 5:20AM Incident: Shot and killed during a burglary in progress at 918 South 5th Street, the NY Extract Company Assigned to the 3rd District Location of the Plaque: 1301 S. 11th Street, the 3rd District

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
P/O David Sampson#4896

DOD 12-12-1973 Incident: While off duty and assisting a motorist on Route 63 (commonly called Woodhaven Road) east of Academy Road was struck by an auto Assigned to 3rd District Location of the Plaque: Due to forecast bad weather on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the Hero Plaque Ceremony for Police Officer David Sampson will be held at the FOP, 1336 Spring Garden Street at 11am and not on Academy Road. The plaque will be installed at a later time at that location.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Fairmount Park Guard Joseph Sankey

DOD 9-1-1964 at 4:10PM Pronounced at 7:45PM Incident: Auto Accident at North 24th Street and West Cumberland Street while recorder of an EPW Location of the Plaque: 2400 West Cumberland Street

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Lieutenant Edward C. Dohrmann#169

DOD 4-13-1969 Incident: Assigned to AID was assisting with rescue of trapped auto accident victim at Pennypack Street and State Road when extreme physical exertion caused heart attack Assigned to Accident Investigation Division Location of the Plaque: 8501 State Road

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
P/O Richard Lendell#4578

DOD1-14-1983 11:45PM Incident: Had heart attack after disbursing large crowd at Limekiln Pike and Walnut Lane Assigned to the 35th District-Canine Location of the Plaque: Limekiln and Walnut Lane at 10 AM