Police Officer Thomas Keefe

Police Officer Thomas Keefe

Everett Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, February 28, 1902

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Thomas Keefe

Police Officer Thomas Keefe succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained eight days earlier after arresting two burglary suspects.

As Officer Keefe was talking with the suspects, a uncle and his nephew, the uncle fired a pistol from inside his coat pocket. Both suspects were apprehended a short time later. The uncle was convicted of second degree murder on October 18, 1902. His nephew was acquitted.

Officer Keefe was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 20, 1902
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Convicted of 2nd degree murder

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Officer Keefe,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Everett. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 28, 2022

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