Officer Jesse Edward Mills

Officer Jesse Edward Mills

Greenville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, August 16, 1952

Jesse Edward Mills

Officer Mills was shot and killed when he surprised two burglars inside of a laundry and dry cleaning business. Two U.S. Marines, ages 19 and 20, were arrested and charged with his murder 10 days later.

Both men were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 15, 1952. One was paroled in January of 1970 and the other suspect was paroled in April of 1984.

Officer Mills is survived by two children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1970 and 1984

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 22, 2013

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