Special Deputy Sheriff Bobby J. Thatcher

Special Deputy Sheriff Bobby J. Thatcher

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, April 20, 1952

Bobby J. Thatcher

Deputy Bobby Thatcher was killed when he was struck by an out-of-control race car at the Dayton Speedway while on assignment there. He was attempting to push a female patron out of the way when he was struck and killed instantly. Despite his brave efforts the patron was also killed.

Deputy Thatcher had served with the agency for only 5 days and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his parents, brother, and twin sister.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 5 days
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Deputy Sheriff Thatcher,
On today, the 63rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 20, 2015

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