Policeman Thomas F. Gallagher

Policeman Thomas F. Gallagher

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 3, 1922

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Thomas F. Gallagher

Policeman Gallagher was shot and killed by one of three men he trapped inside a private garage at 24th and McKean streets. The men attacked him, struck him in the head with a blackjack, and then shot him twice as he lay on the ground.

Policeman Gallagher had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 4113

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Gallagher,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 3, 2022

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