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Mug Shot Monday! Henry Martinez Porter, 1975, Executed 1985

During the month of November 1975, three armed robberies in the Fort Worth area eventually produced a description of the suspect’s vehicle. On the morning of November 29, a car driven by Henry Martinez Porter was pulled over by Fort Worth Police Officer Henry Paul Mailoux. A confrontation between the two men led to a […]

Mug Shot Monday! Doyle Edward Skillern, 1974

  During the month of October 1974, Patrick Randel, an undercover narcotics agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety, was working a drug buy/sting operation against two underworld figures from Austin. With $850 in “buy money,” Randel agreed to purchase Quaaludes from the two men. On October 23, the three met in a room […]

Mug Shot Monday! Thomas Barefoot, 1978

. On August 7, 1978, Harker Heights Police Officer Carl Levin located an arson suspect entering a vacant house in the small community located southeast of Killeen, Texas. When Officer Levin stopped the individual and asked for identification, the man pulled out a .25 caliber pistol and shot the thirty-one-year-old Levin in the head, killing […]

Mug Shot Monday! Cop Killer Frederick D. Fair

On August 19, 1928, Atlanta Police Department Patrolman John McDaniel responded to a disturbance between two acquaintances. When Officer McDaniel attempted to arrest Frederick D. Fair, the principal instigator, Fair shot the forty-nine-year-old lawman in the chest. McDaniel was transported to the hospital, but died three days later of his wound. Fair was later apprehended, […]

Mug Shot Monday! Robert Gerald Davis, 1975

Robert Gerald Davis On July 1, 1974, Davis and three accomplices robbed a Camden, New Jersey, grocery store and during their getaway, shot six bystanders who got in their way, including a thirteen-year-old boy. The boy later died and Davis fled to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where he and another accomplice got into a shootout with two […]

Mug Shot Monday! James Carhart, 1975

. On the night of March 28, 1975, James Carhart, a former Army Sharpshooter from the 101st Airborne Division, “went berserk” and used his rifle to pick-off two police officers from the window of his third floor duplex in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Officers William Wurst and Donald Aleshire, died as they exited their patrol […]

Mug Shot Monday! John Elgin Johnson, 1953

  John Elgin Johnson, 1919 to 1953, was a career criminal who ended up in the federal prison system for robbing banks. After a failed escape attempt from Fort Leavenworth that left one guard severely injured, Johnson was sent to Alcatraz in 1944. He served nine years there and was released in 1953. During his […]

Mug Shot Monday! George Edward Cole, 1957

George Edward Cole George Edward Cole shot and killed a San Francisco Police Sergeant during a hold-up of a tavern on Dec. 30, 1956. He was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List on Feb. 25, 1957. He was captured two years later in Des Moines, Iowa after a citizen identified his girlfriend, Yvonne Conley, […]

The Premonition of Sgt. Anton Nolting, 1909

Jan. 8, 1909, San Francisco, CA Anton J. F. Nolting was born in San Francisco on February 9, 1860. He was of a studious disposition and acquired a high education. As a young man he was in comfortable circumstances financially but meeting with reverses, he joined the San Francisco Police Force on December 2, 1895. […]

Cop Killer, 1935, Michigan State Policeman Richards F. Hammond

Part 1 [MONROE, Michigan,  Jan. 20, 1935]—The bullet-pierced body of Michigan State Policeman Richards F. Hammond was found handcuffed to a mail box on a lonely country road today, five hours after he was abducted by a former convict he had arrested. A posse of more than 200 officers from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan searched […]