Chief of Police Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Chief of Police Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Norton Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 16, 1895

Thomas Jefferson Osborn

Chief Osborn was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man at a dance. The suspect fled Norton following the murder and went to Big Stone Gap where he was arrested by a posse. He was returned to the Wise County Jail.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and fifth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 16, 2010

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