Patrolman Thaxter M. Reardon

Patrolman Thaxter M. Reardon

East Millinocket Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Sunday, June 5, 1938

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Thaxter M. Reardon

Patrolman Reardon was struck in the head with a rock by a 20 year old suspect he had arrested for public intoxication near the East Millinocket jail. Prior to losing consciousness, Patrolman Reardon managed to lock the suspect in a cell. Patrolman Reardon died three days later from the injury.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 3 to 6 years.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 2, 1938
  • Weapon Blunt object; Rock
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 years

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My mother, Julia Annie Reardon Hobbs, was your neice. She often spoke of you and the siblings in this family whom she had many fond memories. When my daughter, Nicole, married and her husband (Lt. Travis Willey of the Washington County Sheriff's Dept.) became a police officer, my mom often thought about the danger that her grand-daughter's husband was exposed. I remember the day I took mom to the dedication ceremony for the LEO Memorial in Augusta, ME. She was so thankful that you were being remembered. Thank you and all officers for protecting us.

Naomi Hobbs Shardlow

May 17, 2018

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