Deputy Sheriff Thomas A. Bateman

Deputy Sheriff Thomas A. Bateman

Bucks County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 22, 1986

Thomas A. Bateman

Deputy Thomas Bateman and Deputy George Warta were killed when their patrol car was stuck head on by a tractor trailer. The deputies were returning to their patrol area after conducting a prisoner transport.

Deputy Bateman had been with the agency for 10 years.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Most Recent Reflection

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As the 32nd date of this tragic accident approaches, I am preparing to honor Deputy Warta, Deputy Bateman and Sheriff Kulp in a bicycle ride from Central NJ to Washington D.C. within the Police Unity Tour organization in May of 2019.

I ask that you please leave as much information about these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, partners, and friends so that I may ride with a true sense of how these men lived their lives.

Any family members that will be in Washington D.C. will be presented with the bracelet with the men's name on it that traveled with a rider throughout the 300 mile long journey.

I will ride with Chapter 10 and the motto for this ride is, "WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED" and the money goes to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund where the focus (and carved into the wall with all 21,000+ officers names) is the line, "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, but how they lived." And I plan to help remember the lives they lived in May 2019.


www.nleomf.org

Deputy MaryEllen Kelly
Bucks County Sheriff's Office

September 18, 2018

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