Patrolman Ralph B. Thomas

Patrolman Ralph B. Thomas

Homewood Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, October 2, 1960

Ralph B. Thomas

Patrolman Ralph Thomas was killed in an accident while reloading pistol ammunition in the police department's basement.

While compressing the reloading die, the powder in the cartridge case ignited, causing the die to impale Patrolman Thomas, killing him.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 27, 2013

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