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Tom McCree 1968
McCree in 1968
Tom McCree 2006
McCree in 2006
Tom McCree
Portrayed by Charles Mesure (1968)
William Lucking (2006)
Episode Forever Blue
Status Arrested

Tom McCree is a former police officer and the murderer of Sean "Coop" Cooper.

McCree was a Philly PD sergeant in the 1960s when he found out Cooper and Police Officer Jimmy Bruno were gay. He talked to Cooper's father, Brogan "Sarge" Cooper, and plotted to murder the men when Brogan asked him to straighten his son out. McCree lured them under a bridge by saying that there was a series of armed robberies there.

Bruno did not want to be involved with Coop anymore and went on patrol with a rookie. Coop went to the bridge alone and McCree killed him with two shotgun blasts.

He was finally arrested in 2006 when he confessed to Lt. John Stillman. McCree asked Stillman why he'd care about the murder, claiming Coop was "unnatural". McCree also declared he'd shoot and kill the "faggot" again. He was seen glancing at a guilt-ridden Brogan after he was cuffed.