Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe

Photo of Patrolman Thomas J. McAuliffe
End of Watch: Fri, Jun 25th, 1937
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 5 years
Age: 52


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.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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