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Paul Tinneny

Paul & Grandmother Helen Tinneny

Photo Courtesy of Paul B. Tinneny

Paul Tinneny followed in the steps of his late grandfather, John Patrick Tinneny, and became a Philadelphia policeman. Paul received a commendation for one of the many  extraordinary acts of courage he has performed since joining the department and working in the 19th Police District.

The act for which he received this commendation and medal involved him spotting several suspicious persons, one of which he saw conceal a pistol. Paul and his partner, “after an intense struggle” disarmed the offender and effected the arrest of the pair. They subsequently found  burglary related paraphernalia in their possession. The commendation was signed by Philadelphia Police Commissioned, Charles Ramsey, and presented to Paul at the Merit ceremony conducted at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, Philadelphia.

Paul gave the medal to his grandmother, Helen Tinneny, of Philadelphia. She cherishes this very special gift from her grandson and knows that his grandfather would have been very proud of Paul and his accomplishments as one of “Philadelphia’s Finest.”

Paul is the great-great-grandson of "Yankee Pat" Tinneny of Goladuff, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia.

 


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