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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

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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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.

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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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