Corporal Thomas E. Lawry

Corporal Thomas E. Lawry

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 1930

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Thomas E. Lawry

Corporal Lawry was killed when a reckless driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road struck his patrol motorcycle. The suspect was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Corporal Lawry was a veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard and had served with the Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol for six and a half years and was survived by his mother.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with involuntary manslaughter

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Cpl. Lawry,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the PA National Guard as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 31, 2020

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