Sergeant Thomas W. Kehoe

Sergeant Thomas W. Kehoe

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, June 23, 1927

Thomas W. Kehoe

Sergeant Thomas W. Kehoe and Patrolman James Farley were shot and killed during the arrest of an armed robbery suspect.

While investigating an armed robbery in which the offender forcibly took a citizen's automobile. The officers canvassed the neighborhood and noticed the gunman in the stolen car. When Sergeant Kehoe and Officer Farley attempted to effect an arrest, an intense gun battle ensued in which both Sergeant Kehoe and his partner, Officer James Farley, were fatally wounded.

The suspect was also shot and killed.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 900

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sgt. Kehoe,
On today, the 89th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Fellow Officer who was also killed in that shootout for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

June 23, 2016

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