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Chief of Police Thadeaus Benton Gillis | Summit Police Department, Mississippi Summit Police Department, Mississippi

Chief of Police

Thadeaus Benton Gillis

Summit Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Thursday, November 19, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Chief Gillis was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man for public drunkenness.

Chief Gillis was a Civil War veteran, having served with the 22nd Mississippi Infantry, Company E. In 1863 he was captured while carrying dispatches during the siege of Vicksburg.

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Chief Gillis your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Town of Summit! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
November 19, 2015

 

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