Detective Thomas Ring

Detective Thomas Ring

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 1915

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Thomas Ring

Detective Thomas Ring was shot and killed while assisting two railroad policemen who were investigating thefts from several boxcars.

The officers went to the home of one of the suspects at 411 N 15th Street but were told to leave when they knocked on the door. Detective Ring was shot with a .45 caliber revolver as he attempted to look through a window into the home. Both suspects escaped.

Detective Ring's killer was shot and killed three weeks later in Scribner when he resisted the Dodge County sheriff and four Omaha police officers. His accomplice was arrested weeks later in Kansas City. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one to 10 years. He was paroled 22 months later and deported to Mexico.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

investigation, larceny

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 96 years.

Rest In Peace


February 10, 2011

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