Officer Thomas E. Milstead

Officer Thomas E. Milstead

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, November 30, 1960

Thomas E. Milstead

Officer Milstead, a clerk for the city animal shelter, was shot and critically wounded by a man following a dispute over a dog. The man left the shelter but returned and shot Officer Milstead. Officer Milstead died from his wounds almost six months later.

The 23 year-old suspect was found to be insane and committed in a mental institution.


  • Age 64
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 11, 1960
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

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Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

November 30, 2014

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