Deputy Sheriff Leon Emory Thompson

Deputy Sheriff Leon Emory Thompson

Collin County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 19, 1961

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Leon Emory Thompson

Deputy Thompson was killed in an automobile accident while he and his partner pursued a traffic violator. Another vehicle crossed the center line and struck their patrol car head-on.

Deputy Thompson had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

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