Chief of Police Milton Paul Antone

Chief of Police Milton Paul Antone

Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Thursday, April 14, 1983

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Milton Paul Antone

Chief of Police Milton Antone was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive in Arizona.

He arrived at the scene to assist members of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office in the investigation of possible child abuse when the suspect pulled .38 caliber revolver on the original officer. Chief Antone exchanged gunfire with the suspect and was fatally wounded by one round. The suspect was killed by another officer minutes later.

The suspect was believed to be an illegal alien from Mexico, but his identity was never confirmed.

Chief Antone had served with the Ak-Chin Tribal Police Department for eight years, but had only been chief for eight months.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 251

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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It's coming up on 36 years since that day in April that stays within my thoughts. Just stopped here to say Hi and make sure that it's known that you are still a person remembered and thought of often. I know peace is with you and you still watch over us all.

Former Cpl.
Pinal County sheriff's dept

April 3, 2019

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