Officer Thomas A. Welch

Officer Thomas A. Welch

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1866

Thomas A. Welch

Officer Welch was shot and killed while attempting to escort a drunk soldier from the Nebraska 1st Regiment from a beer garden. The suspect suddenly pulled out a revolver and shot Officer Welch. The suspect was taken into custody but later escaped.
Officer Welch was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Escaped custody

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Police Officer Thomas Welch, Rest in Peace, we will recall your ultimate sacrifice on every anniversary of your final courageous dispatch ! God Bless You and your Family


August 17, 2015

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