Agent Michael Del Thomas

Agent Michael Del Thomas

Aurora Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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Michael Del Thomas

Agent Michael Thomas was shot and killed by a suspect who
opened fire on him while he sat a traffic light at the
intersection of Peoria Street and Montview Boulevard.

Agent Thomas had just left a training session and was heading
to another session when the incident occurred.

The shooter was subdued by several passers-by and then
taken into custody by an Aurora police officer, and two Federal
Bureau of Prisons corrections officers who happened to be in
the area. The shooter was wanted in Denver for an
unprovoked shooting that had occurred the previous week.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and
sentenced to 80 years in prison on April 6, 2009.

Agent Thomas had served with the Aurora Police Department
for 24 years. He is survived by his daughter, mother, and


  • Age 52
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 82-60

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 80 years

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