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Patrolman Tobin Craig Thomas | Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas


Tobin Craig Thomas

Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 18, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 307

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Tobin Thomas was shot and killed as he was investigating the scene of a murder.

The suspect in that murder was hiding in some long brush near the scene and shot Patrolman Thomas in the back with a shotgun. Patrolman Thomas' vest stopped five pellets and his belt stopped two. However, two pellets passed between his vest and his belt, one of which struck his spine and the other striking an artery, causing internal bleeding.

Despite being mortally wounded, Patrolman Thomas was able to return fire and killed the man.

Patrolman Thomas had served with the Eagle Lake Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and child.

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Rest in Peace Police Patrolman Tobin C. Thomas. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Eagle Lake, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you suffer immense pain and agony as he burns in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 18, 2016


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