Police officer killed in 1940s to receive plaque


Re­l­at­ives and friends of slain Phil­adelphia Po­lice Of­ficer Thomas J. Wixted are in­vited to at­tend the ded­ic­a­tion of a plaque me­mori­al­iz­ing him on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m., at 34th Street and Curie Boulevard in Uni­versity City.

Wixted, a former mem­ber of St. Ann’s Church in Port Rich­mond, was dir­ect­ing traffic out­side Con­ven­tion Hall on March 14, 1942, when a drunk­en driver in a stolen vehicle struck him from be­hind. Wixted died from his in­jur­ies the next day.

Wixted’s great-niece, Car­ol Anne Szew­czak, is spon­sor­ing the plaque ded­ic­a­tion for the Hero Plaque Pro­gram. ••


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