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Police Officer Richard Thomas | Madera Police Department, California Madera Police Department, California

Police Officer

Richard Thomas

Madera Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, September 24, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/24/1953

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Thomas was shot and killed by a grocery store owner as he and other officers entered his unlocked store to investigate a possible burglary. The officers were unaware that the owner was living in the back of the store. The owner said he opened fire because he thought the officers were burglars.

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Madera County's Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony will be on May14, 2014 @ 11:30.

Summer Shannon-Anderson
May 3, 2014

 

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