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Patrolman Thomas Tell Hawkins | Galveston Police Department, Texas Galveston Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Thomas Tell Hawkins

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, January 2, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 67

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/4/1929

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Thomas Hawkins succumbed to gunshot wounds received nine months earlier while escorting several dock workers. The group had just picked up their payroll when a man confronted them at Strand and 24th Street at about 9:00 am. Patrolman Hawkins was shot twice during the incident. He remained hospitalized until his death nine months later.

Patrolman Hawkins had served with the Galveston Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Always remembered - never forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 2, 2014

 

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