Patrolman Tom Carson

Patrolman Tom Carson

Salina Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, November 29, 1920

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Tom Carson

Patrolman Carson was shot and killed while on night patrol by a man he was evicting from a Union Pacific train. The suspect was apprehended later in the evening by Union Pacific police as he attempted to board a freight train. He was released when he proved he was somewhere else at the time Patrolman Carson was shot. No other suspect was ever identified.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender At large

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Patrolman Carson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salina. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 29, 2020

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