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Policeman Thomas J. McVay | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Policeman

Thomas J. McVay

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, July 28, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Policeman McVay was shot and killed on during a racial disturbance in South Philadelphia. Policeman McVay was shot on Titan Street near 27th when he tried to get into a house from which shots had been fired. Policeman McVay had been on the force less than a year.

The suspect who shot and killed another man was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.

Policeman McVay was survived by his fiance.

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Thomas J McVay was engaged to my Grandmother on my father's side when he was killed in the line of duty. My Grandmother kept the ring he gave her to the day she died almost 60-years later. Our family honors his memory and will never forget the impact he had on my Grandmother. he remains in our hearts and prayers to this day. May he rest in peace. Thank you Ms. Loya for your kind words.

Edward M. Hardiman
March 24, 2014

 

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