Special Police Officer Tomas January

Special Police Officer Tomas January

Mercedes Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, June 23, 1924

Tomas January

Special Police Officer Tom January was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight at a dance hall in Mercedes.

As he attempted to quell the disturbance one of the men involved pulled out a pistol and shot Officer January twice. Despite his wounds, Officer January was able to return fire and killed the subject. A bystander was shot and mortally wounded by the subject as well.

Officer January was survived by his wife and son. He was predeceased by a daughter.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 22, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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God Bless you Officer January. The reunion with your daughter must have been bittersweet.

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

July 6, 2017

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