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MAJ Thomas E. Brooks

MAJ Thomas E. Brooks

Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas, USA
Death 27 Nov 1982 (aged 73)
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Berkeley, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 177501972 · View Source
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Major Thomas E. Brooks, DSN 0264, received his commission and entered the Police Academy on 09/01/1935. After graduation he was promoted through the ranks. Very little is known about his department history of assignments as most of the records have been purged from the files of the Saint Louis Police Department. It is known that he received a Chief's Letter of Accommodation for police work above the call of duty on 12/01/1963, and a letter of Honorable Mention 04/01/1952. He was promoted to Corporal on 07/01/1974, and to Sergeant on 03/27/1950. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant 06/24/1952, to Captain on 03/15/1960, and later to Major 06/27/1971.

Major Brooks retired from the St. Louis Police Department on 06/13/1974 and served a total of 39.23 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Major Thomas E. Brooks was born in Monticello, Arkansas and came to St. Louis, Missouri in 1931.

Major Brooks was Commissioner of Khoury's Frontier Baseball leagues in 1959.

In 1973 the Matthews-Dickey Boys Club set up the "Major Tom Brooks League" in recognition of Major Brooks work with and support of young children in St. Louis.

Major Brooks was inducted into the Missouri Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.

Major Brooks was survived at the time by his wife, Mattie and two sons.

Among the many accolades garnished upon Major Brooks at his retirement ceremony at the Stouffer's Riverfront Inn was the following quote: "Major Brooks was an inspiration to the generation of police officers behind him." - Perhaps no truer words were ever spoken.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Thomas E. Brooks (14 Jun 1909–27 Nov 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177501972, citing Washington Park Cemetery, Berkeley, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) .