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Sheriff Thomas Griffin Thornton | Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Sheriff

Thomas Griffin Thornton

Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, June 12, 1830

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/12/1830

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed

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Sheriff Thornton was shot and killed while attempting to serve a writ on a man. The suspect was apprehended, convicted of Sheriff Thornton's murder, and hung on November 26, 1830.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 182nd anniversary yer 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 18, 2012

 

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