Sergeant Thomas F. Sewell

Sergeant Thomas F. Sewell

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1989

Thomas F. Sewell

Sergeant Thomas Sewell was stabbed to death while investigating a prowler who was trespassing in a garage at the 69th Street Terminal Complex in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania.

Sergeant Sewell had responded to the call at approximately 4:30 am and was searching the subject when the man suddenly turned around and started stabbing him in the head with a 12-inch kitchen knife. Sergeant Sewell was able to shoot the suspect twice during the attack, killing him.

Sergeant Sewell had served with the SEPTA Transit Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 23

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I had the pleasure of knowing Tommy passively as a security guard and ultimately most likely as a result of his professional reference- appointed to SEPTA PD in the next recruit series. I am forever grateful to have had you and Jeannie touch my life.

Harry P. Copper Jr., Attorney at Law
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March 14, 2018

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