Heroes Roll Call: Patrolman Thomas J. Mackin, #228

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of our Fallen Officers on the anniversaries of their End of Watch.

Patrolman Thomas J. Mackin, #228, EOW 1/28/1945

Thomas John Mackin was a graduate of Cathedral Latin High School and had been employed as a civilian worker in Pearl Harbor for 23 months.  He returned home to Cleveland in November of 1943 and was appointed a Cleveland Police Patrolman on January 3, 1944.  He was inducted into the US Army while still in the Police Academy.

Private Mackin was assigned to the 107th Port Maintenance Company and was killed on January 28, 1945 in France.  He was laid to rest in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

Plain Dealer, 2/20/1945
Plain Dealer, 6/1/1948

Officer Mackin was survived by his mother Mary Mackin (nee Hart), brothers Stephen and William and sisters Helen and Agnes.  A memorial service was held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Saturday, January 28, 1945. 

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