Patrolman Thomas E. Webb

Patrolman Thomas E. Webb

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1956

Thomas E. Webb

Patrolman Thomas Webb was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance.

When Patrolman Webb and his partner arrived at the scene the suspect and Patrolman Webb's partner began to wrestle and the suspect gained control of the partner's service weapon. The suspect shot Patrolman Webb in the head and then committed suicide.

Patrolman Webb had been with the agency for six and a half years and was the son of a retired Columbus police sergeant. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, his parents, brother, and sister and is buried at Eastlawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thomas Webb was my dad, and I was eight years old. We kissed him goodby in the morning and an hour later he was shot. When I hear about another fallen officer, I always remember that day and my heart goes out to those families and especially the children. My children and grandchildren will never know what a kind man and great dad he was.

Susan Webb Collins

January 13, 2017

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