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 suspect was shot and seriously wounded by another officer.
Patrolman McAuliffe had served with the agency for five years.