Policeman Thomas J. McVay

Policeman Thomas J. McVay

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1918

Thomas J. McVay

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

Policeman 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.

Policeman McVay was survived by his fiance.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer McVay,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2018

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