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Patrolman Thomas J. Thornton | Marquette City Police Department, Michigan Marquette City Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman

Thomas J. Thornton

Marquette City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Thornton was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a suspicious man on West Washington Street. Patrolman Thornton was walking his beat when noticed the man exit a store and act suspicious. Unbeknownst to Patrolman Thornton the man had just robbed the store. When Patrolman Thornton told him to put his hands up the man suddenly raised a gun and shot him twice.
The suspect fled the scene and attempted to escape by swimming in the Chocalay River. Chief of Police Martin Ford and his son attempted to apprehend the suspect but were both shot and killed at the river bank. The suspect was shot and killed by another officer.

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Chief of Police Martin J. Ford
Marquette City Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroic service is remembered today my brother...continue to Rest in Peace.

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Garden City Police Department
August 2, 2016

 

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