Police Officer Thomas R. Kiefer

Police Officer Thomas R. Kiefer

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, November 25, 1977

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Thomas R. Kiefer

Officer Thomas Kiefer was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance.

As he leaned across the door to ring the doorbell, the suspect opened fire from within the house, fatally wounding him. The suspect then barricaded himself, but surrendered a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on December 14, 1978. In 1980, in a subsequent trial he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed in a state mental hospital.

Officer Kiefer had been employed with the Milwaukee Police Department for six years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed

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I worked with Tom at District #5 an at one time we were squad partners. He was a outstanding person. He had just gotten cleared to start a family. He was cleared of the cancer and was thrill that he could start his family. Hero's never die or are forgotten, I will never forget Tommy.

Robert Lutz

November 30, 2016

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