Patrolman Walter G. McQuarry

Patrolman Walter G. McQuarry

Warwick Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, June 27, 1911

Walter G. McQuarry

Patrolman Walter McQuarry was shot and killed as he attempted to question a suspected thief on East Greenwich Road in Apponaug Village.

Just after midnight Patrolman McQuarry and a companion stopped a man who was carrying a bag over his shoulder. When asked to give an account of himself, the suspect drew a revolver and opened fire. Patrolman McQuarry was shot through the heart and killed instantly. His companion was seriously wounded. A posse failed to locate the suspect.

Patrolman McQuarry had worked for the Warwick Police Department for only one year. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and brother.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender At large

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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