Private Thomas P. Carey

Private Thomas P. Carey

Pennsylvania Motor Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, June 17, 1941

Thomas P. Carey

Private Carey died after being exposed to tetrachloride fumes from a fire extinguisher. He and another officer had arrived on the scene of an accident in which a car was on fire. Private Carey used the fire extinguiser to put out the flames but immediately became ill. He was taken to a local doctor where he died approximately two hours later. All tetrachloride fire extinguisers issued to officers were immediately replaced with non-toxic fire extinguishers.
Private Carey had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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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
Texas

June 17, 2015

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