Trooper Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Trooper Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 20, 1950

Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Trooper Joseph Thomas and Trooper Robert Porter were killed in an airplane accident in Allmondsville, Gloucester County, Virginia, after delivering a message to the family of a drowning victim that the woman's body had been found.

The troopers had dropped a tablet containing the note in the family's yard and were attempting to ascend when the Aeronca Champion single-engine plane stalled and crashed into a yard along the York River.

Trooper Thomas was piloting the airplane at the time.

Trooper Thomas was survived by his wife, mother, sister, and brother. His brother alo served with the Virginia State Police.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Trooper Thomas,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Trooper for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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June 20, 2018

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