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Detective Thomas P. Conaty, Jr. | Wilmington Police Department, Delaware Wilmington Police Department, Delaware

Detective

Thomas P. Conaty, Jr.

Wilmington Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch: Thursday, December 26, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 76

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Detective Conaty was shot and killed while questioning two youths, ages 15 and 17, about the burglary of several revolvers from a store. One of the suspects was apprehended at the scene and the other was apprehended the next day.

The 17-year-old shooter was out on a Christmas pass from a home for delinquent boys. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison in 1985.

Detective Conaty had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and 3 children.

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