Patrolman Thomas Barnett Elder

Patrolman Thomas Barnett Elder

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 22, 1931

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Thomas Barnett Elder

Patrolman Thomas Elder was injured while on patrol on Route 119, near the Scottdale Road, Connellsville, Fayette County. Patrolman Elder was struck by a drunk driver. He was thrown from his motorcycle, and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to the Hospital and died of his injuries and complications on March 22, 1931, over a year after the incident.

Patrolman Elder had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his mother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 4, 1930
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Elder,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania.


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March 22, 2021

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