Special Officer Thomas Henry Bennett

Special Officer Thomas Henry Bennett

Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 1910

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Thomas Henry Bennett

Special Officer Thomas Bennett was shot and killed while investigating a railroad box car burglary at the Dallas Street railroad crossing in Dallas, Texas. He came upon three suspects and was shot once in the chest. He succumbed to his wound the following day.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to death.

Officer Bennett had served with the Texas and Pacific Railroad Police Department for two months and had previously served with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 1910
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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107 years has passed and yet, we make a point of remembering you. Your murderer is spending time in Hell, I'm sure, as you spend your time in Heaven, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 11, 2017

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