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Inspector William Raymond Thompson | Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

Inspector

William Raymond Thompson

Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, September 23, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 89

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/23/1935

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed

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Inspector William Thompson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three bank robbers in Fork Union, Virginia.

Two suspects were arrested the following day and taken to the Henrico County Jail. The shooter was executed in February 1936.

On March 14, 1942, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was split into the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of State Police. The Virginia State Police assumed highway patrol duties while the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division assumed investigative duties.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 23, 2012

 

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