Sergeant Thomas Lloyd Callies

Sergeant Thomas Lloyd Callies

Huron Police Department, South Dakota

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1982

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Thomas Lloyd Callies

Sergeant Thomas Callies was stabbed to death when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance at a local residence on Frank Street at 6:30 am. The officers were familiar with the residents and did not expect any resistance.

When they arrived at the home no one answered the door so they entered the house. As Sergeant Callies climbed the stairs the suspect suddenly appeared and stabbed him in the liver. The suspect then cut the second officer on the arm, from elbow to shoulder. Both officers opened fire on the man as they fell down the stairs.

Sergeant Callies succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.

Sergeant Callies was a military veteran and had served with the Huron Police Department for six years. He was survived by his two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Sgt. Callie’s,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 30, 2022

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