Detective Lieutenant Thomas Truesdale

Detective Lieutenant Thomas Truesdale

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, June 30, 1958

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Thomas Truesdale

Detective Lieutenant Thomas Truesdale and Patrolman Emil Newberg were both shot and killed as they tried to disarm a suicidal man who had barricaded himself in a bathroom with a pistol.

Detective Lieutenant Truesdale had served with the Pawtuckett Police Department for 37 years and was killed on his 58th birthday.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

barricade, suicidal subject

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

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