Patrolman Thomas Patrick Farrell

Patrolman Thomas Patrick Farrell

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, March 2, 1918

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Thomas Patrick Farrell

Patrolman Thomas Farrell was shot and killed by three suspects he was attempting to arrest at the corner of McClure Avenue and Woods Run Avenue. At least two of the suspects opened fire on Patrolman Farrell, striking him with two different caliber bullets.

Patrolman Farrell had served with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for 20 years and was assigned to the Woods Run Police Station, present-day Zone 1 Police Station North Side. He was a widower and survived by his four children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 14 years, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Patrolman Thomas Patrick Farrell wife had died previously he was survived by his four sons? The youngest of which was my father Francis Basil Farrell. On the Pittsburgh Memorial to fallen police officers there are two more officers with the Farrell surname. Joseph Farrell and Joseph F Farrell any information on these two officers please contact me. I have
biography on my grandfather if anyone is interested.
Thomas Patrick Farrell senior

Thomas Farrell

November 27, 2021

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