Constable Thomas E. Hardy

Constable Thomas E. Hardy

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, October 10, 1905

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Thomas E. Hardy

Constable Thomas Hardy was shot and killed near Weverton Station while checking a railroad train for trespassers. The constable was with another deputy and a detective from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Constable Hardy started searching one end of the train, while the other two men started searching the opposite end of the train.

A shot was heard by the other two men at approximately 3:00 am and they ran to Constable Hardy's location. They found his body lying between the tracks. A search was immediately begun and a suspect was located hiding in a barn in Big Pool, Maryland. The suspect was later released due to insufficient evidence.

In November of 1911, a man on his death bed in Chicago said he killed Constable Hardy just before he died.

Constable Hardy was survived by his wife.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Released

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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