Special Officer Thomas McMillin

Special Officer Thomas McMillin

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, August 29, 1921

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Thomas McMillin

Special Officer Thomas McMillin was shot and killed in Barstow, California, while attempting to arrest three hobos who were riding on the top of a railroad car.

The three suspects were apprehended and charged with Officer McMillin's murder.

Officer McMillin had served in law enforcement for 33 years. He had previously served as chief of police in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder


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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 29, 2020

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