Police Officer Thomas F. Rose

Police Officer Thomas F. Rose

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, February 19, 1993

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Thomas F. Rose

Police Officer Thomas Rose was shot and killed with his own weapon after letting an inmate out of his cell to make a phone call at the Boston Government Center.

The suspect was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 26 to 30 years.

Officer Rose was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Boston Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and one granddaughter.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 3322
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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I’m a sister-in-blue from Los Angeles. On a visit to BPD on Sudbury Street, I looked up and saw the posted memorial street sign in your honor. I took a picture. I came across the nearby garden dedicated to Homicide victims. I sat and researched your story. You are clearly loved by those you left behind and you are still remembered, even by those you never knew. RIP.

Homicide Detective
LAPD

September 24, 2019

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