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Detective Lieutenant Thomas Truesdale | Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

Detective Lieutenant

Thomas Truesdale

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Monday, June 30, 1958

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Age: 58

Tour: 37 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Luger

Offender: Not available

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Detective Lieutenant Truesdale and Patrolman Emil Newberg were both shot and killed as they tried to disarm a suicidal man who had barricaded himself in a bathroom with a pistol.
Detective Lieutenant Truesdale had been with the agency for 37 years and was killed on his 58th birthday.

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Patrolman Emil A. Newberg
Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island
End of Watch: Monday, June 30, 1958
Cause: Gunfire

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My Great Uncle's Brother Detective Truesdale, RIP

Peter Morrissey
August 29, 2017

 

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