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Thomas C. Whitelock
Birth: Oct. 19, 1945
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1976
Riverton
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA

Officer Whitelock was a 1969 graduate of the Burlington County Police Academy, and a seven year veteran of the Riverton, New Jersey Police Force. On January 14, 1976, just after he got off duty, he responded to a call that a "naked man was trying to mutilate himself". He arrived at the house on Lippincott Avenue in Riverton, and requested back up. Off-duty Palmyra Patrolman Howard Norcross arrived, and they found 25-year old former mental patient and convict Michael Logan naked, covered in blood, and wielding a knife. They chased him down a back fire escape, catching him in the yard. When Officer Whitelock attempted to handcuff the suspect, Logan managed to grab his service revolver, and shot Officer Norcross once in the chest. Officer Whitelock then dove on the wounded officer, shielding him as Logan shot again, killing him. Officer Norcross then emptied his revolver into Logan, killing him. Officer Whitelock had a wife and two children at the time of his death. Over 1,000 police officers from every county in New Jersey, and locales in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Virginia attended his memorial service and funeral. His remains were transferred from the Funeral Home to the cemetery in a procession with full police honors involving over 200 police vehicles.

I was 6 years old and a resident of Riverton at the time of Officer Whitelock's death. I remember him as being very helpful in several neighborhood incidents, as well as being a friendly face to the neighborhood children. His death was a great shock to that small community, where he was an integral part.

You are remembered, Officer Whitelock. 
 
Burial:
Lakeview Memorial Park
Cinnaminson
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Sep 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9529178
Thomas C. Whitelock
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I may be 55 years old now, but I can picture you like it was yesterday wearing a black and yellow rain slicker, stationed in front of the Maryjane Shoppe helping children cross the street in a downpour. God bless you Officer Whitelock. I was one of thos...(Read more)
- Glenn
 Added: May. 6, 2014
To honor your courage and mourn your loss,
- CarmasKid
 Added: Apr. 24, 2014

- Nora Leibowitz
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014
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