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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Patrolman Reardon , it has been 95years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 5, 2023

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