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|District / Unit:||006|
|End of Watch:||05 July 1928|
|Incident Details:||Police Officer Thomas McNamara, 37, was assigned to the 6th District.
On July 4, 1928, Officer McNamara was the victim of a hit-and-run driver at 50th Street and Drexel Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle struck the officer, exited the vehicle and then proceeded to flee. A bystander copied the vehicle’s license plates down and the driver, David Greenfield, was later arrested. Officer McNamara was rushed to Washington Park Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on July 5.
Officer McNamara was laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.