October 11, 2011
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11AM, outside of 8501 State Road, the Philadelphia Police Academy, a Police Hero Plaque will be unveiled honoring Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Edward C. Dohrmann #169, who died of a heart attack while on duty Sunday, April 13, 1969.
Lieutenant Edward C. Dohrmann #169 was on duty and responded to the scene of an auto accident at Pennypack Street and State Road where a motorist was trapped in his vehicle. Lieutenant Dohrmann was assisting in helping the victim from the vehicle when he suffered from cardiac arrest and ultimately succumbed to a fatal heart attack.
Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Edward C. Dohrmann, 42 years old, was an 11- year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department assigned to the Accident Investigation Division. He was survived by his wife, Winnie and daughters, Eileen, Joanne Doyle and Lynne Campisi.
The plaque for Lieutenant Dohrmann is the 103rd in total, and the eleventh for 2011.
We would like to thank the cooperative efforts of the Philadelphia Police Department – Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey and his Staff, who include retired Chief Inspector James Tiano and Captain Dennis Gallagher; William Ousey, President, Cement Masons Union Local 592; the citizens of Philadelphia, spearheaded by Hero Plaque program founder, Jimmy Binns, Esquire; John McNesby, President of Lodge 5 Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police. We will continue to memorialize members of the Philadelphia Law Enforcement community at the various locations where they were killed in the line of duty.
The sponsor of Lieutenant Dohrmann’s Hero Plaque is Elizabeth Wendel.