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, it has been 112 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 27, 2023

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