Sergeant Thomas P. Oates

Sergeant Thomas P. Oates

Troy Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 25, 1925

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Thomas P. Oates

Sergeant Thomas Oates was shot and killed by a man who was also wanted for the murder of Captain Albert Youmans and the wounding of Patrolman John Flynn, both of the Schenectady Police Department. Patrolman Flynn succumbed to his wounds ten years later, on August 28, 1934.

The suspect was shot and killed in a shootout with Patrolman Frank Quinlivan, of the Schenectady Police Department, on September 15th, 1925. Patrolman Quinlivan was also killed in the shootout.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Sergeant Oates.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 20, 2021

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