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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Today your great nephew was killed in a traffic accident on his way to a call. You were his inspiration. Many times he would attend memorial services for you with grandma and his mom, this made a lasting impact on him to serve his community. We are so proud of both of you. May you both rest in peace.

Kathy Grant
Great niece

April 12, 2018

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