Patrolman Walter G. McQuarry

Patrolman Walter G. McQuarry

Warwick Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, June 27, 1911

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Walter G. McQuarry

Patrolman Walter McQuarry was shot and killed as he attempted to question a suspected thief on East Greenwich Road in Apponaug Village.

Just after midnight Patrolman McQuarry and a companion stopped a man who was carrying a bag over his shoulder. When asked to give an account of himself, the suspect drew a revolver and opened fire. Patrolman McQuarry was shot through the heart and killed instantly. His companion was seriously wounded. A posse failed to locate the suspect.

Patrolman McQuarry had worked for the Warwick Police Department for only one year. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and brother.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender At large

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Patrolman McQuarry,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Warwick.


United States Border Patrol

June 27, 2021

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