Police Officer Rudolph P. Thomas, Jr.

Police Officer Rudolph P. Thomas, Jr.

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 4, 1993

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Rudolph P. Thomas, Jr.

Police Officer Rudolph Thomas was shot and killed when a subject attempted to rob him as he sat on his motorcycle outside of a deli.

As he tried to take action the man shot him. The man was arrested several few days later and charged with felony murder.

Officer Thomas is survived by his parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3438

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with felony murder

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I went through the Academy with Rudy . He was a class act . As cool as Steve McQueen. Never had a bad word to say about anyone . Always conducted himself like man's man. Movie star handsome. Girls loved him . . He loved Motorcycles like me . He was the best of the best . Journey well and blessings, my Brother. I will see you on the other side . . RM

P.O. Richard Mangogna / NYPD Retired

July 10, 2021

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