Patrolman Joseph William Duffy | City of Cincinnati

Age: 49
Served: 17¼ years
September 4, 1915 to December 29, 1932


During the morning of Christmas 1932 Patrolman Duffy, of 6912 Vine Street, fell from the 2nd Floor of Patrol House No. 3 at 316 George Street while cleaning windows. He fractured his skull and some ribs. He was taken to the General Hospital by Patrol 3 at 10:20 a.m.

He died four days later on December 29, 1932, at 8:25 p.m.

Patrolman Duffy was survived by his wife, Paulina Duffy, and three children; Myra Duffy (22), Joseph Duffy (13), and Margary Duffy (12). He was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery on January 2, 1924. Paulina joined him ten years later in 1942.

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This narrative was revised on December 20, 2010 by Cincinnati Police Lieutenant Stephen R. Kramer, Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society President. All rights are reserved to him and the Greater Cincinnati Police Historical Society.