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Officer Thomas E. Milstead | Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma


Thomas E. Milstead

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 30, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/11/1960

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed

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Officer Milstead, a clerk for the city animal shelter, was shot and critically wounded by a man following a dispute over a dog. The man left the shelter but returned and shot Officer Milstead. Officer Milstead died from his wounds almost six months later.

The 23 year-old suspect was found to be insane and committed in a mental institution.

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The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
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November 30, 2014


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