Sheriff Thomas Griffin Thornton

Sheriff Thomas Griffin Thornton

Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 12, 1830

Thomas Griffin Thornton

Sheriff Thomas Thornton was shot and killed while attempting to serve a writ on a man.

The man was apprehended, convicted of Sheriff Thornton's murder, and subsequently hung on November 26th, 1830.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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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

June 15, 2015

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