Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to 50 years
Officer Thompson was shot and killed with his own service revolver in the Hutchinson County Jail after being overpowered by two inmates when he opened their cell door. After shooting Officer Thompson, the two men took his gun and keys and fled the jail. They were both arrested the following day. They were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison but had their convictions overturned. During a second trial one of the suspects was acquitted and the other was sentenced to 50 years.
Officer Thompson had been with the agency for 7 months and was survived by his wife and three sons.