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New Hero Search John E. Mills - Sep. 07, 1940 (15682)

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Kingsport Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 07, 1940
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 30 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Kingsport Police Dept.
TN   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Sat. Sep. 07, 1940
Summary: Patrolman Mills was shot and killed in an ambush by one of two brothers who had escaped from the Bristol jail. The shooting occurred between Catawba and Watauga Streets. Patrolman Mills was shot once in the back of the head and once in the arm.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On October 20, 1955, he escaped from the Tennessee State Penitentiary. March 27, 1958, he was recaptured by FBI agents in Baltimore, Maryland, just a few hours after he made the "ten most wanted list".

Patrolman Mills had served with the Kingsport Police Department for 2 years and also was a member of the fire departmen

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