Police Officer Thomas F. Rose

Police Officer Thomas F. Rose

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, February 19, 1993

Thomas F. Rose

Police Officer Thomas Rose was shot and killed with his own weapon after letting an inmate out of his cell to make a phone call at the Boston Government Center.

The suspect was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 26 to 30 years.

Officer Rose was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Boston Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and one granddaughter.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 3322
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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Thinking of this American hero on the anniversary of his line of duty death. I live in South Boston and I support our law enforcement Officers. Here is a great quote from our mayor. "I am proud of being the Mayor of the City of Boston and I am proud to be a strong supporter of our police department. I love the men and women of the Boston Police Department." - Martin Joseph Walsh 54th Mayor of Boston. Thank you for your proven dedication to our nation. Your loss will always be a tremendous loss for this nation.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

February 19, 2016

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