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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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Special Deputy Fay,
Sir, even though it's been 95 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Diego County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 18, 2014

 

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