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Lieutenant John Lewis Thomas | Fayette County Police Department, Kentucky Fayette County Police Department, Kentucky

Lieutenant

John Lewis Thomas

Fayette County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 21, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Released after eight years

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Lieutenant Thomas was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on Richmond Avenue. He had answered the call for one of his officers because he was in the area. The female participant answered the door and the male was standing behind it. As Lieutenant Thomas entered the man grabbed his handgun and kept him hostage for a short time before shooting him. The suspect was sentenced to life but served only eight years.
Lieutenant Thomas had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th 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.

Rest In Peace



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 21, 2011

 

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