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New Hero Search Thomas S. Grant ("Tom")
- May. 16, 1902 -
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Resided: Atlanta (Fulton County)
GA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 16, 1902
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
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Dept: Fulton County Office of Inspector of Roads and Bridges
Atlanta, GA   USA
County: Fulton
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Atlanta, GA   USA   Fri. May. 16, 1902
Summary: Police Officer Tom Grant, Officer Crabtree, Policeman Hugh Osburn, of the Fulton County Office of Inspector of Roads and Bridges, and Bailiff Ed Battle, of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a gang of criminals wanted for beating a former police officer who they had previous run-ins with.

The gang was barricaded in a house and opened fire on officers from concealed positions inside of the home. Policeman Osburn, Bailiff Battle, and Officer Crabtree were shot fatally shot at the intersection of Amy Street (modern-day Delavan Street) and Smith Street. Officer Grant was fatally shot along McDaniel Street, near Amy Street.

Several of the suspects attempted to flee the house and were shot and killed by officers and citizens. The leader of the gang was found dead after the house was burned to the ground.

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