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Inspector Thomas Allen Belt | Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia


Thomas Allen Belt

Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, August 18, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # 20

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: 8/12/1930

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Inspector Thomas Belt succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident six days earlier while on patrol in Hamilton, Loudoun County.

He was attempting to pass a horse and buggy when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle that was backing out from a store. He was taken to Loudoun County Hospital where he died.

Inspector Belt was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, three brothers, and sister.

On March 14, 1942, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was split into the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of State Police. The Virginia State Police assumed highway patrol duties while the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division assumed investigative duties.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 25, 2013


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