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Private Ivan William Thompson | United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

Private

Ivan William Thompson

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, June 14, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: District of Columbia

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Private Ivan Thompson was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest during a traffic stop at 1st and I Streets, NE, in Washington, DC.

He had chased the suspect to the location and fired a warning shot into the ground as the man resisted arrest. The suspect then grabbed Private revolver and shot him five times.

The suspect was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He was found to be insane and committed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Private Thompson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI. He had served with the United States Park Police for seven years. He was survived by his wife and four children and is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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