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Special Deputy Thomas A. Fay | San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

Special Deputy

Thomas A. Fay

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, May 17, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/17/1919

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Convicted of murder

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Deputy Fay was shot and killed after arresting a suspect for disturbing the peace. Deputy Fay was off duty when he heard neighbors arguing. He identified himself as a deputy and placed the man under arrest. He then allowed the man to retrieve a hat from inside the home, but he instead came out with a gun and shot and killed Deputy Fay.
Deputy Fay was survived by his wife and two children.

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Came across Deputy Thomas Fay's name while looking up information about my deceased brother also named Thomas Fay. Now, Deputy Thomas is in my thoughts and prayers.

My niece and her husband are also Police Officers. They risk never seeing each other or their children to preserve the
public safety.

All My Best To Those Who Serve and Protect,

Larry R. Fay

Larry R. Fay
August 10, 2012


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