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Deputy Sheriff Hugh Ellis Thomas, Jr. | Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Hugh Ellis Thomas, Jr.

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 28, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 17112

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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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.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016


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