Patrolman Charles V. Thomas

Patrolman Charles V. Thomas

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, May 21, 1916

Charles V. Thomas

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.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 97

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 14, 1916
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by officers

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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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