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Lieutenant Earl David Thomas | Gates Mills Police Department, Ohio Gates Mills Police Department, Ohio


Earl David Thomas

Gates Mills Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 26, 1951

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Age: 55

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Lieutenant Thomas suffered a fatal heart attack after striking his chest while attempting to free his patrol car, which had become stuck in snow. He struck his chest on the trunk of the car after slipping on snow while attempting to push the vehicle free. He became ill and collapsed a short time later.

Lieutenant Thomas had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife.

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