Police Officer Thomas Carl Mills

Police Officer Thomas Carl Mills

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1898

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Thomas Carl Mills

Police Officer Thomas Mills succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when was shot while walking his beat on Whitehall Street, near Forsyth Street. He was shot from a suspect waiting in ambush as he walked by.

He was taken to Grady Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.

Officer Mills had only served with the Atlanta Police Department for only four days when he was shot. He had previously served as a deputy sheriff and at the city's stockade.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, August 1, 1898
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 5, 2020

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