Special Officer Lewis H. Mickey

Special Officer Lewis H. Mickey

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

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1925

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Lewis H. Mickey

Special Officer Lewis Mickey was shot and killed while searching a 16-year-old boy he had found hiding in a railroad car at Clovis, New Mexico. The boy was suspected of being involved in a robbery at a store in Mountainair.

As Officer Mickey conducted the search, the boy produced a .32 caliber pistol and opened fire, striking Officer Mickey several times. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Mickey was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Mickey was survived by his wife and two young children.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

juvenile offender, robbery, trespasser

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Lewis H Mickey was the Grandfather I never knew personally as I was born in 1944. However my Grandmother and Mother and Aunt over the years told me stories about the life and times of this remarkable individual.
In addition to being an agent for the railroad, he was an Arizona Ranger prior to Arizona becoming a state in 1912. God will always bless and hold men like this.

James L Prowell

October 29, 2017

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