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, it's now been 121 years since your senseless death at the hands of a punk. I know in my heart that your descendants hold you in high regard for your service and sad sacrifice.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest remain ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

February 28, 2023

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