Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 17112
Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber
Offender: Committed suicide
Deputy Thomas was shot and killed while responding to a prowler call in a rural area of Seminole County. When he arrived he was shot by the suspect with a semi-automatic rifle. The suspect then committed suicide.
The suspect had recently been released from jail and was stalking his girlfriend.
Deputy Thomas was memorialized in Seminole County by having a road named after him, a law enforcement scholarship created in his honor, and child safety fun books in his name. He had served with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his fiancee, mother, and brother.