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Lieutenant Benedict James Thomas | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Lieutenant

Benedict James Thomas

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, June 9, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 6/9/1989

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Lieutenant Thomas was struck by a vehicle and killed while investigating an abandoned vehicle on I-75 in Tampa. He was walking back to his patrol car at the time.

Lieutenant Thomas had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 11 years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 10, 2012

 

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