Detective Lieutenant Thomas Truesdale

Detective Lieutenant Thomas Truesdale

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, June 30, 1958

Thomas Truesdale

Detective Lieutenant 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 been with the agency for 37 years and was killed on his 58th birthday.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Luger
  • Offender Not available

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My Great Uncle's Brother Detective Truesdale, RIP

Peter Morrissey

August 29, 2017

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