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- Nov. 27, 1911 -
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San Francisco Police Dept. Patch
Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 27, 1911
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: San Francisco Police Dept.
San Francisco, CA   USA
County: San Francisco
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
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Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Mon. Nov. 27, 1911
Summary: Officers Thomas Finnelly and Charles Castor were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest a man who was wanted for murder in Veley, Greece.

The officers were informed by an informant that the suspect would be arriving in San Francisco on that day at the Ferry Building. When the officers attempted to arrest the suspect, the suspect shot them both. The suspect also shot the informant, who pointed him out to the police. The suspect was captured at the scene, tried, and hanged on March 14, 1913.

Officer Finnelly was survived by his wife and three children. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California

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