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Deputy Sheriff Jess Thompson | Raleigh County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia Raleigh County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Jess Thompson

Raleigh County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Thompson was shot and killed as he and a civilian conducted surveillance on a cave where stolen property had been stored. When the suspect returned a shootout ensued in which Deputy Thompson and the suspect were killed.

Deputy Thompson had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 15, 2015

 

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