Sergeant Thomas F. Malloy

Sergeant Thomas F. Malloy

Kennebec County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Thursday, October 9, 1884

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Thomas F. Malloy

Sergeant Malloy, the department's liquor enforcement officer, was shot and killed while attempting to search a wagon for illegal liquor. During the search, the suspect on the wagon shot him in the chest.

Sergeant Malloy had been with the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

He was a Union Civil War Veteran who served as a private in the 173rd New York Infantry, Company F. On June 14, 1863, he was shot in the left arm during the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, and was released and sent home. His wound came after an attack by the Union Army on the Port Hudson fort, which was repulsed by the rebels resulting in heavy Union losses. Sergeant Malloy was an inmate at the National Soldiers Home in Sodus, Maine, and was appointed a Special Sergeant by the Sheriff.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life of hard labor

alcohol violation

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Sergeant Malloy, it has been 139 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 9, 2023

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