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Special Officer Thomas McMillin | Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Thomas McMillin

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, August 29, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 33 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: California

Incident Date: 8/29/1921

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Charged with murder

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Special Officer Thomas McMillin was shot and killed in Barstow, California, while attempting to arrest three hobos who were riding on the top of a railroad car.

The three suspects were apprehended and charged with Officer McMillin's murder.

Officer McMillin had served in law enforcement for 33 years. He had previously served as chief of police in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 19, 2013

 

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