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Police Officer Thomas Joseph Trench | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Thomas Joseph Trench

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 28, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 3669

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Thomas Trench was shot and killed in an ambush attack as he sat in his patrol car at 17th and Spring Garden streets.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Trench's murder, but the conviction was overturned and he was released. He was later sent to prison on unrelated charges.

In 2008, the suspect was convicted a second time for Officer Trench's murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Officer Trench had served with the agency for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
May 28, 2015

 

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