Patrolman John Charles Thomas

Patrolman John Charles Thomas

Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1972

John Charles Thomas

Patrolman John Thomas was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

As the officers were searching the home for the man he opened fire with a shotgun, striking Patrolman Thomas. Despite being wounded, Patrolman was able to return fire and wounded the subject.

Patrolman Thomas had served with the Tuscaloosa Police Department for two years.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

domestic

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

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