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Special Officer Lewis H. Mickey | Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Lewis H. Mickey

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, March 20, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New Mexico

Incident Date: 3/20/1925

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Officer Mickey was shot and killed while searching a 16-year-old boy he had found hiding in a railroad car at Clovis, New Mexico. The boy was suspected of being involved in a robbery at a store in Mountainair.

As Officer Mickey searched the boy the boy produced a .32 caliber pistol and opened fire, striking Officer Mickey several times. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Mickey was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Mickey was survived by his wife and two young children.

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