Patrolman Thomas J. McFadden

Patrolman Thomas J. McFadden

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1865

Thomas J. McFadden

Patrolman Thomas McFadden was shot and killed when he and other officers were investigating the sounds of gunfire they heard along Fourth Street near the Ohio River levee.

The officers encountered two soldiers in the area carrying rifles with fixed bayonets. At least one of the soldiers opened fire on the officers when they were confronted, and Patrolman McFadden was fatally wounded.

One of the soldiers was convicted of manslaughter in military court and sentenced to serve five years in the military penitentiary in Albany, New York.

Patrolman McFadden is believed to have been buried in Dayton, Ohio.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

shots fired call

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 152nd anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2017

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