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 Mike Thomas was shot and killed by a suspect who opened fire on him while he was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Peoria Street and East 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 passersby and then taken into custody by an Aurora police officer and two Federal Bureau of Prisons correctional officers who happened to be in the area. The man was wanted in Denver for an unprovoked shooting that had occurred the previous week.

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

Agent Thomas was a United States Air Force Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Aurora Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his daughter, mother, and brother.


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

Incident Details

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


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Mike, we were friends long before your becoming an officer with Aurora PD. After high school, you went Air Force and I went Navy. We had many interactions after the service. I felt crushed when my sister called and told me that you had been shot. I flew in from Texas to your memorial. RIP my friend and brother.

Brian Buck

September 20, 2023

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