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Police Officer Tommy L. Thedford | Bessemer Police Department, Alabama Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Tommy L. Thedford

Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, October 1, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/1/1981

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to death

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Officer Thedford was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect following a stake out. The suspect opened fire when Officer Thedford identified himself.

The suspect was a convicted killer recently released from prison. He had served two years of a 12 year sentence for second degree murder. Since 1966 he had been arrested for burglary ten times. He was also under indictment for attempted murder since his release. He was convicted of Officer Thedford's murder and sentenced to death.

Officer Thedford was survived by his wife and child.

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we never got a chance to me in my heart i fill like i new u my hold life.i look at your picture all the time . i miss u so much and here great things about u r.i.p my brother i will always love u....

Tamberlyn Thedford
sister
September 5, 2013

 

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