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July 15, 2023

Philadelphia police officer dies after medical emergency Friday night

The cop was found unresponsive in a patrol car in the parking lot of the T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods stores on the 1800 block of South Columbus Boulevard and was taken to Jefferson Hospital

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A Philly police officer died after suffering a medical emergency Friday night. The officer was found in her patrol car on the 1800 block of South Columbus Boulevard at 9:00 p.m. She died shortly after being transported to Thomas Jefferson Hospital.

UPDATE: The fallen officer has been identified as 44-year-old Lynneice Hill, a 24-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, according to officials.

"It's with a heavy heart that we mourn the sudden passing of dedicated police officer, Lynneice Hill. Our friend and colleague served this city for 24 years with humility, distinction, and integrity. We pray for Officer Hill's family, friends, and colleagues with the Philadelphia police department. The FOP will never forget her dedication and contributions to the police department and her community," John McNesby, president of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, said in a statement.

Hill was assigned to the 3rd District as a school officer, and was a mother of three married to fellow police officer Dennis Smith. Hill's cause of death has not been released at this time.

A Philadelphia police officer died after an apparent medical emergency Friday night, authorities say.

The woman was found in her patrol car on the 1800 block of South Columbus Boulevard, unresponsive at 9:00 p.m. in the J Maxx and Home Goods parking lot before she was taken to Thomas Jefferson Hospital, according to multiple media reports. 

The medical emergency has not been revealed publicly at this time

The officer, who was not named, was working overtime, the Inquirer said

"I can tell you that this officer has been, for quite some time, has been part of the PPD family for at least 24 years," Commisioner Danielle Outlaw said via 6ABC. "I have had the opportunity to connect with some family in the hospital and to briefly speak with her husband while there. But I've heard nothing but amazing things about her dedication and commitment to the police department."

The woman worked as a school officer in the third district. She was married to a Philadelphia police officer, FOX29 said