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Deputy Sheriff Carey A. Thomas | Clinch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Clinch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

Carey A. Thomas

Clinch County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, January 14, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1938

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Deputy Thomas was shot and killed while attempting to serve a probation warrant on a suspect in a turpentine camp. The suspect, who was seated at a table when Deputy Thomas entered the cabin, immediately began shooting, striking Deputy Thomas in the head, chest, and abdomen.

The suspect was apprehended later that day after he was shot in the arm during a gun battle with state troopers in a swamp near Homerville. One state trooper was shot and slightly wounded.

The suspect was convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair November 4, 1938.

Deputy Thomas was survived by his wife and two young children.

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Thomas. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 24, 2012


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