Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
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Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Died in prison
Chief Dana Thompson was shot and killed and another officer was wounded by one of two suspects after responding to a burglary in progress at a local drug store.
The officers had returned fire and seriously wounded the suspect who shot them. The other suspect escaped but was captured a short time later.
The suspect who killed Chief Thompson was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 10, 1973. He hanged himself in prison April 1, 1989.