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Trooper Tony L. Thames | Michigan State Police, Michigan Michigan State Police, Michigan

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Tony L. Thames

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, June 12, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Trooper Thames was shot and killed while attempting to intervene in an armed robbery while off duty.

He and a companion were approached by two men in Detroit. One of the men produced a handgun and pointed it at Trooper Thames. In an act of self-defense he produced his department-issued off duty weapon. A scuffle ensued in which Trooper Thames was fatally wounded. As the suspects fled Trooper Thames was able to return fire and wound one of the suspects.

The subject was later apprehended and convicted of first degree murder.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 15, 2015

 

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