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Deputy Sheriff Edmund V. Thomas, Jr. | Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

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Edmund V. Thomas, Jr.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 21, 1985

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Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Deputy Thomas suffered a fatal heart attack during a foot pursuit of a suspect. He had gone to a trailer park to arrest the suspect on a probation violation. The suspect began to run when he spotted Deputy Thomas and Deputy Thomas chased after him. Deputy Thomas caught the suspect about 500-feet from the trailer but immediately collapsed. He was transported to Charlotte Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Deputy Thomas was as a US Navy veteran and was survived by his son and daughter.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 21, 2012


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