Policeman Thomas A. Gordon

Policeman Thomas A. Gordon

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, April 9, 1908

Thomas A. Gordon

Policeman Thomas Gordon was shot and killed in an apparent accident.

Policeman Gordon was examining firearms in a store on South Street, near 2nd Street, when the wife of the gunsmith who owned the store picked up his revolver from the counter and it discharged.

Policeman Gordon was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire

accidental discharge

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred andfourth anniversary 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 9, 2012

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