Deputy Sheriff Thomas J. McDermott

Deputy Sheriff Thomas J. McDermott

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 1904

Add to My Heroes

Thomas J. McDermott

Deputy Sheriff Thomas McDermott and Deputy Sheriff Houston Mitchell were shot and killed while attempting to stop illegal gambling in Shelby and Memphis Counties. While raiding a club the two deputies were shot and killed.

More than 40 suspects were arrested during the raid. Five were charged with murder. Only one was tried for murder and he was acquitted.

Deputy McDermott had served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for six weeks.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 month, 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Acquitted

gambling, Raid

Most Recent Reflection

View all 4 Reflections

Your killers may have never faced justice here on earth but they surely faced a higher justice at a later time. Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.