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Patrolman Charles V. Thomas | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio


Charles V. Thomas

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, May 21, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 97

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/14/1916

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed by officers

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Patrolman Charles Thomas was shot by a bootlegger that he was chasing near the Edgemont Dump, south of the Washington Street bridge.

His partner chased the subject, shooting him five times and killing him. Officer Thomas succumbed to his wounds one week later.

Officer Thomas had served with the Dayton Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 21, 2015


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