Officer Jesse Edward Mills

Officer Jesse Edward Mills

Greenville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, August 16, 1952

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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.

Bio

  • 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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Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4] and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

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