Patrolman Thomas Edmond Young

Patrolman Thomas Edmond Young

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, January 10, 1912

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Thomas Edmond Young

Patrolman Thomas Young died as a result of complications of smoke inhalation that he suffered one week earlier while at the scene of a fire while on duty.

He had responded to a fire at a horse stable on Dudley Street in the city's Mount Pleasant Historic District. As a result of the fire, he developed pleurisy that turned into pneumonia. He died from complications at his home while under a doctor's care.

Patrolman Young served with the Boston Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Roxbury Station. He was survived by his wife.

Patrolman Young had arrested the subject who shot and killed Sergeant Frederick Schlehuber on November 10th, 1910, in what is now the John Adams Courthouse.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 3, 1912


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Patrolman Young, 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 you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 12 years of law enforcement service

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 10, 2024

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