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Police Officer Thomas S. Grant | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Thomas S. Grant

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, May 17, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Tom Grant, Officer Crabtree, Policeman Hugh Osburn, of the Fulton County Office of Inspector of Roads and Bridges, and Bailiff Ed Battle, of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a gang of criminals wanted for beating a former police officer who they had previous run-ins with.

The gang was barricaded in a house and opened fire on officers from concealed positions inside of the home. Policeman Osburn, Bailiff Battle, and Officer Crabtree were shot fatally shot at the intersection of Amy Street (modern-day Delavan Street) and Smith Street. Officer Grant was fatally shot along McDaniel Street, near Amy Street.

Several of the suspects attempted to flee the house and were shot and killed by officers and citizens. The leader of the gang was found dead after the house was burned to the ground.

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Police Officer Edward Crabtree
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End of Watch: Saturday, May 17, 1902
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Policeman Hugh Osburn
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Bailiff Ed Battle
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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 17, 2015

 

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