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Patrolman Otto Thomas | Clinton Police Department, Oklahoma Clinton Police Department, Oklahoma


Otto Thomas

Clinton Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, June 26, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Thomas was shot to death while arresting three burglary suspects.

Patrolman Thomas was investigating a burglary when he went to Bell's Tavern, in the Lincoln Edition of Clinton. He arrested three suspects in the bar and began to walk them out the front door. One of the suspect's father approached the patrolman with a .32 caliber pistol and shot him four times in the chest before he could react.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Thomas was survived by is wife who lived just blocks from where her husband was killed.

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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
June 26, 2015


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