Special Agent Thomas Morrison

Special Agent Thomas Morrison

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, May 30, 1915

Thomas Morrison

Special Agent Thomas Morrison was shot and killed in Lake County, Illinois, while attempting to remove two trespassers from the railroad yards at Rondout Junction.

The brothers attacked him and were able to disarm him. One of the men then shot and killed him with his own service revolver before fleeing. The man who shot him remained at large until July 1928 when he was arrested in Fullerton, California, for public drunkenness.

He was returned to Illinois where he was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea deal.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

trespasser

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To compare the amount of time this animal spent in jail as opposed to the amount of time Special Agent Morrison's family was deprived of him is mind boggling. I can only hope and pray that true justice was faced, if not in this world, then the next.

Special Agent Morrison, God Bless you and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. Thank you for helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 28, 2017

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