Town Marshal Thomas Atkinson

Town Marshal Thomas Atkinson

Red Springs Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, July 22, 1899

Thomas Atkinson

Marshal Atkinson was shot and killed by the brother of a man he was attempting to arrest.

Despite being wounded, Marshal Atkinson was able to get up and again tried to subdue the suspect when the brother shot him in the chest, killing him. Both subjects then fled the scene.

The man he was originally attempting to arrest was captured in Portsmouth, Virginia, approximately three weeks later. The shooter was arrested in Concord, North Carolina, one month after the incident.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and eleventh anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 22, 2010

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