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Patrolman Palmer Thompson | Madison Police Department, Wisconsin Madison Police Department, Wisconsin

Patrolman

Palmer Thompson

Madison Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Monday, January 4, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/4/1926

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Suspect: Paroled in 1943

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Patrolman Thompson was shot and killed while he and his partner investigated a burglary at a local restaurant. He was shot in the eye and abdomen by the restaurant owner as he walked into the establishment. The owner claimed that he shot in self defense.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Thompson's murder and sentenced to life in prison on April 11, 1926. He was paroled May 28, 1943.

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
February 25, 2014

 

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