Thomas Quinn

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Service Record

Agency Sebastian Florida Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service August 20, 2018 - December 21, 2021.[1][2]
Salary $56,496 (2020)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated.[2]


2019 Lifesaving Medal

In June 2019, Quinn and other officers received a Lifesaving Medal for saving a person in a burning building.[4]

Incident Reports

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2020 Citizen Complaint

On August 31, 2020, Quinn entered his girlfriend's house against her wishes, and went through her things.[2]

2020 Citizen Complaint

On November 22, 2020, Quinn and his girlfriend were at a convenience store when another man approached his girlfriend. Quinn identified himself as a police officer, threatened to kill the man, and displayed a concealed weapon. The man filed a complaint against Quinn.[2]

Department Response

The department investigated, during which Quinn lied about owning a weapon similar to the one described by the man.[2]

2021 Violation of a Protection Order

On March 1, 2021, Quinn's ex-girlfriend posted accusations of abuse and dating violence.[2]

On March 5, 2021, Quinn was served with a restraining order which stated that he could not contact his ex-girlfriend.[5]

On March 6, 2021, Quinn contacted his ex-girlfriend via social media.[6]

On March 8, 2021, the ex-girlfriend reported the contact to the Vero Beach Police Department.[6]

Department Response

On March 3, 2021, Quinn was placed on paid administrative leave.[2]

An investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found uncorroborated and contradictory evidence, which would not sustain charges being filed.[2]

An internal investigation found that Quinn had violated policies for aggravated assault, state law violations, trespassing in a dwelling, on-duty sexual activity, on-duty exchange of sexually explicit photos, disobeying direct orders, and untruthfulness. The accusations of dating violence were not sustained.[2]

On December 21, 2021, Quinn was fired.[2]

Legal Action

On April 26, 2021, Quinn was arrested for violating a protection order.[6][5]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: good
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: bad
Off Duty rating: bad
Ratings Definitions


  1. Swearing In, Sebastian Police Department, 2018-08-20
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Corey Arwood, 'Hundreds of hours': Sebastian cop fired, not charged after months-long dating violence investigation, Treasure Coast Palm, 2021-12-22
  3. Thomas Quinn Police Officer City of Sebastian, govSalaries
  4. Andy Hodges, Sebastian Police Department Lifesaving Medals, Sebastian Times, 2019-06-12
  5. 5.0 5.1 Arrest Warrant, State of Florida, 2021-04-26
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Andy Hodges, Sebastian Police Officer Arrested After Violating Court Injunction, Sebastian Daily, 2021-04-28