Police Officer Thomas M. Barone

Police Officer Thomas M. Barone

Norristown Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 11, 1992

Thomas M. Barone

Police Officer Thomas Barone was shot and killed while answering a domestic disturbance call at a row house in the 600 block of West Elm Street.

He was climbing a narrow staircase when the subject opened fire on him, striking him multiple times, before being taken into custody.

The subject was sentenced to death but died in prison before the sentence was carried out.

Officer Barone had served with the Norristown Police Department for two years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 127

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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BLUE LIVES MATTER: We, at the Women's Center of Montgomery County, know all too well, the sacrifices made daily, by our men and women in Blue. Working with victims of domestic violence, daily, we also work with the police depts., daily. Our prayers continually go out to our men and women in blue (and their families and loved ones) for your safety as well as for the victims of abuse and violence.

We will forever remember Officer Thomas M. Barone. It is an honor and a privilege for the Women's Center of Montgomery County and Laurel House to contribute monetarily to the Thomas M. Barone Scholarship Fund every October, to remember and honor his death and sacrifice, while giving support and encouragement to the families/children of our fallen heroes. Every year, we dedicate a part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month Ceremony at the Courthouse to this scholarship fund in his name. We thank GOD for our collaborative working relationship with the Norristown Police Dept. and all of our county agencies, businesses and individuals, Law Enforcement and Judicial Systems working to end domestic violence in Montgomery County, PA. GOD Bless!

Denise Flynn, Program Director
Women's Center of Montgomery County

October 12, 2015

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