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Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

Thomas J. McAuliffe

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, June 25, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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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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