Sergeant Thomas P. Oates

Sergeant Thomas P. Oates

Troy Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 25, 1925

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 87th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. 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 25, 2012

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