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


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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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. It is a outrage that the coward only did 8 years.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 21, 2017


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