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Special Officer Thomas Henry Bennett | Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Thomas Henry Bennett

Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Sunday, September 11, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Texas

Incident Date: 9/10/1910

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Special Officer Thomas Bennett was shot and killed while investigating a railroad box car burglary in Dallas, Texas. He came upon three suspects and was shot once in the chest. He succumbed to his wound the following day.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to death.

Officer Bennett had served with the Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department for two months and had previously served with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

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107 years has passed and yet, we make a point of remembering you. Your murderer is spending time in Hell, I'm sure, as you spend your time in Heaven, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
September 11, 2017

 

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