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Joseph McLaughlin

Police Officer

End of Watch: 1960

Unit: Traffic

Police Officer McLaughlin, assigned to Foot Traffic, was working on crowd control after a fire broke out at Front and Chestnut Streets on September 9, 1960 at approximately 2:03pm. He was severely injured when a fire hose coupling broke from a hydrant, sending gushing water toward the southeast corner where he was standing. He succumbed to his injuries a little over a month later.

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