Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 6/26/1953
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to life
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.