Police Officer Thomas Edward Shea

Police Officer Thomas Edward Shea

Wellesley Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, March 14, 1940

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Thomas Edward Shea

Officer Shea succumbed to injuries sustained six years earlier while pursuing a vehicle on Route 135. As he approached Pond Road another vehicle made a turn in front of him, causing him to collide with the vehicle.

He was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital after the collision. He succumbed to his injuries after six years of surgeries and rehabilitation efforts.

Officer Shea had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 4, 1933
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Shea,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wellesley. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 14, 2020

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