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Trooper Joseph Benjamin Thomas | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

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Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 20, 1950

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Age: 33

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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Trooper Thomas and Trooper Robert Porter were killed in an airplane accident in Gloucester County, Virginia, while en route to deliver a message to the family of a drowning victim.

The troopers had dropped a tablet containing the note in the family's yard and were attempting to ascend when the plane stalled and crashed.

Trooper Thomas was piloting the airplane at the time.

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Trooper Robert Edward Porter
Virginia State Police, Virginia
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 20, 1950
Cause: Aircraft accident

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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
Texas
June 21, 2015

 

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