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Constable Thomas E. Hardy | Washington County Sheriff's Office, Maryland Washington County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

Constable

Thomas E. Hardy

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 10, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Released

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Constable Hardy was shot and killed near Weverton Station while checking a railroad train for trespassers. The constable was with another deputy and a detective from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Constable Hardy started searching one end of the train, while the other two men started searching the opposite end of the train.

A shot was heard by the other two men at approximately 0300 hours and they ran to Constable Hardy's location. They found his body lying between the tracks. A search was immediately begun and a suspect was located hiding in a barn in Big Pool, Maryland. The suspect was later released due to insufficient evidence. In November of 1911 a man on his death bed in Chicago said he killed Constable Hardy just before he died.

Constable Hardy was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 105th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 10, 2010

 

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