Trooper Thomas J. Scanlon

Trooper Thomas J. Scanlon

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Monday, October 5, 1925

Thomas J. Scanlon

Trooper Thomas Scanlon and Trooper Ernest Rudd were killed when the police car they were riding in was struck by the Lehigh Valley Railroad's Black Diamond Express at the Route 20 railroad crossing between Geneva and Waterloo.

Trooper Scanlon and Trooper Rudd, along with a third trooper, were returning to Waterloo after dropping off a prisoner at the county jail in Canandaigua. The trooper driving the car was seriously injured.

Trooper Scanlon was a WWI veteran and had served with the New York State Police for 1-1/2 years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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He was my mom's brothers we we're told of his and Officer's Rudd passing since we we're young. Our son Officer Kevin Crossley passed away on duty April 11, 2018. We are proud of you both. May you rest in peace.

Linda, George and Mike Crossley

May 6, 2018

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