Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe

Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, June 25, 1937

Thomas J. McAuliffe

Patrolman Thomas McAuliffe was shot and killed by a pipeline worker who had been robbed. The suspect was unhappy that action was not being taken fast enough. Patrolman McAuliffe offered to take the man home who was drunk inside a saloon. The man grabbed his service revolver and shot him. The 30-year-old suspect was shot and critically wounded by another officer. He died in a Kansas City hospital three weeks later.

Patrolman McAuliffe had served with the agency for five years.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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 25, 2015

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