Patrolman Thomas Joseph Sheehan

Patrolman Thomas Joseph Sheehan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 16, 1953

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Thomas Joseph Sheehan

Patrolman Thomas Sheehan suffered a fatal heart attack after a foot chase of a burglar at a hotel in the 400 block of West 22nd Street, in Manhattan.

At 3:00 am, Patrolman Sheehan and his partner responded to burglar call at the hotel. Due to the elevator being used both Patrolmen ran up six flights of steps to the roof. They caught site of the burglar and pursued him to the roof of the hotel and lost him. Both Patrolmen returned to there patrol car where Officer Sheehan complain of chest pains and unable to breath. His partner took him to the hospital where he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Patrolman Sheehan was a WWII veteran and had served with the New York City Police Department for two and a half years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and was assigned to the 10th Precinct.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 7547
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

burglary in progress, foot pursuit

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Although I never met you, you were my Uncle. My mother's big brother. You have never been forgotten. Thank you for your service.
Rest in Peace, Uncle Tom.

Maureen LeBoeuf
Proud Neice

October 9, 2020

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