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Police Officer Thomas C. Borden | Long Beach Police Department, California Long Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer

Thomas C. Borden

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, March 17, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/17/1912

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Never apprehended

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Police Officer Thomas Borden was shot and killed when he surprised a burglar in his own home. He and his wife were returning from church when they surprised the burglar. During the ensuing struggle the suspect shot Officer Borden with Officer Borden's revolver, which he had stolen during the burglary.

The suspect was identified, but never apprehended, and later died in 1974.

Officer Borden had served with the Long Beach Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and seven children. He is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, California.

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More images of my 2nd great grandfather as well as articles about his murder can be found here:

Kelly Snell
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December 20, 2013


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