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Deputy Sheriff Eric Andrew Thach | Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Eric Andrew Thach

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, October 8, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Semi-automatic

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Thach was shot and killed after being ambushed at a home-invasion robbery. He had responded to the call when neighbors of the home noticed a strange man at the house. While at the scene, Deputy Thach was shot with an assault rifle and the shot penetrated his protective vest. At the time he was shot, Deputy Thach had not even seen the suspect. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later. The suspect then left the scene and started several brush fires in the area in an attempt to escape. Other responding deputies shot and killed the suspect near the fires.
Deputy Thach had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his wife and daughter.

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17 years. Time keeps marching on yet it seems like yesterday. Your Brothers are retiring or have made that step already. Someday we'll meet up again and you can tell us if we carried the torch and did well in honoring your deeds. Until then, RIP friend.

Senior Deputy - Mike Angeli - retired
Riverside Sheriff
October 9, 2016


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