Police Clerk Thomas J. Dillon

Police Clerk Thomas J. Dillon

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, July 12, 1926

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Thomas J. Dillon

Police Clerk Dillon and Police Officer Webster Schumann were shot and killed when they responded to reports of a former mental patient who had shot a men in the neck.

When the officers arrived at the scene, at the intersection of Argyle Avenue and Lafayette Avenue, the man began shooting indiscriminately, wounding four citizens and five officers. Officer Schumann was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Schumann died the following day. Clerk Dillon, who's spinal column had been severed, died two weeks later.

Clerk Dillon was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 28, 1926
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed

EDP, shots fired call

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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 12, 2020

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