Officer Thomas A. Welch

Officer Thomas A. Welch

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1866

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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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