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Police Officer Thomas Edward Shea | Wellesley Police Department, Massachusetts Wellesley Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer

Thomas Edward Shea

Wellesley Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, March 14, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 11/4/1933

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Shea succumbed to injuries sustained six years earlier while pursuing a vehicle on Route 135. As he approached Pond Road another vehicle made a turn in front of him, causing him to collide with the vehicle.

He was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital after the collision. He succumbed to his injuries after six years of surgeries and rehabilitation efforts.

Officer Shea had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.

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Officer Shea,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wellesley. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 14, 2016


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