Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe

Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, June 25, 1937

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Thomas J. McAuliffe

Patrolman Thomas McAuliffe was shot and killed by a pipeline worker who had been robbed. The suspect was unhappy that action was not being taken fast enough. Patrolman McAuliffe offered to take the man home who was drunk inside a saloon. The man grabbed his service revolver and shot him. The 30-year-old suspect was shot and critically wounded by another officer. He died in a Kansas City hospital three weeks later.

Patrolman McAuliffe had served with the agency for five years.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 25, 2020

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