Department History

Philip S. McDonald

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E.O.W. 12-15-1920

Rome, N.Y. Police Officer Philip S. McDonald was killed in the line of duty on December 15, 1920. Officer McDonald and other Rome Police Officers attempted to apprehend a burglary suspect and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit entered the Village of Herkimer where Officer McDonald's vehicle was able to pass the suspects truck. Officer McDonald exited his vehicle and drew his service revolver as the suspect's truck approached. The suspect jumped from his moving truck and the driverless truck then struck and killed Officer McDonald. The suspect was apprehended, convicted and sent to prison.

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Contact information

301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

Phone: (315) 339-7780

Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

Comments regarding the Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative should be submitted to policereform@romepd.com

Law enforcement day

The Rome Police Department announces the return of Law Enforcement Day on July 23, 2022.

The Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week is a 30-year-old male wanted on multiple charges, including 2 counts of Acting in a Manner Injurious to a Child, according to Rome Police.

Between September of 2020 and October of 2021, Nash was allegedly involved in several domestic incidents resulting in 2 arrest warrants and one bench warrant being issued, according to Rome PD Captain Kevin James. Nash has not only been involved in Domestic incidents, but has also violated court orders by numerous unwanted telephone threats and voice messages, according to James.