Police Officer Thomas J. McVay

Police Officer Thomas J. McVay

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1918

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Thomas J. McVay

Police Officer Thomas McVay was shot and killed during a racial disturbance in South Philadelphia.

Officer McVay was shot on Titan Street, near 27th Street, when he tried to get into a house from which shots had been fired. Policeman McVay had been on the force less than a year.

The suspect who shot and killed another man was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.

Officer McVay was survived by his fiance.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 28, 2020

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