Police Officer Thomas Arthur Gordon

Police Officer Thomas Arthur Gordon

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, April 9, 1908

Thomas Arthur Gordon

Police Officer Thomas Gordon was shot and killed in an apparent accident.

Officer Gordon was examining firearms in a store on South Street, near 2nd Street, when the wife of the gunsmith who owned the store picked up his revolver from the counter and it discharged.

Officer Gordon had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for two years and was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 718

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire

accidental discharge

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred andfourth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 9, 2012

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