Policeman Thomas A. Sheldon

Policeman Thomas A. Sheldon

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, January 6, 1907

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Thomas A. Sheldon

Officer Sheldon was killed in an accident in the line of duty. Because police department records were destroyed in a fire, the details of the accident are not available although some reports state his skull was fractured when he fell down an areaway.

Officer Sheldon was a three-year veteran of the force. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 623

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Officer Sheldon,
On today, the 111th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia.


United States Border Patrol

January 6, 2017

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