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Patrolman Thomas Alan Bartholomew | Kissimmee Police Department, Florida Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

Patrolman

Thomas Alan Bartholomew

Kissimmee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, July 18, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 130

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Bartholomew was shot and killed after he and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving an armed man on Dillingham Avenue. The suspect had taken his wife hostage and had threatened to kill her. Several times during the standoff the man came out onto the front porch with his wife and gun. Patrolman Bartholomew was able to work his way near the front door and the next time the man came out of the house he grabbed the wife's arm in a rescue attempt. The suspect shot Patrolman Bartholomew in the head. Other officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Bartholomew had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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As we close on the 33rd Anniversary of your leaving, I just want to say you have many friends who have not forgotten, Tom.

I hope you're Resting-In-Peace, my friend...see you again one day.

Commander Peter A. Simonson
Kissimmee Police Department
July 15, 2016

 

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