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Leo P. Van Winkle

Police Officer

Badge #4697

End of Watch: 1972

Unit: Marine Unit

Police Officer Van Winkle, assigned to the Marine Unit, drowned during a rescue mission when rising waters in the Schuykill River at River Road in Manayunk caused a flood emergency on June 22, 1972 at 10:30am. His boat capsized in the river and he was recovered five days later. Officer Van Winkle was 44 years-old, served in the Department for 17 years, and is survived by his wife and four children.

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