Constable Thomas Godwin

Constable Thomas Godwin

Tehachapi Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1876

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Thomas Godwin

Constable Godwin was shot and killed at a local business by a 26-year-old man who held a grudge against him over a previous arrest. He was captured and hanged in 1877.

Constable Godwin was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1877

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 22, 2017

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