Police Officer Thomas Joseph Nihill

Police Officer Thomas Joseph Nihill

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, September 21, 1924

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Thomas Joseph Nihill

Officer Nihill was beaten to death by four men while investigating a call at a barber shop on 2nd Street. The men were arrested and charged with manslaughter. The motive was unknown.

Officer Nihill had served with the agency for 17 years.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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I was in Washington ,DC and was at the Memorial wall when I looked up our name. I have the memorial wristband from the ODMP. You have been protecting me for all 28 years of my service. God Bless you Hero- Rest in peace!!

Detective Thomas Nihill
NYPD- PBBS Community Affairs
Memorial Mass-June every year
718287- 3594

April 30, 2018

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