Deputy Sheriff F. M. Thomas

Deputy Sheriff F. M. Thomas

Pope County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, April 12, 1886

F. M. Thomas

Deputy Sheriff F.M. Thomas was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

A former Pope County treasurer, who was removed from office, had a warrant for his arrest issued against him after a bondsman had brought suit to recover on a prior financial obligation. As an attempt was made to serve the warrant around midnight at the former treasurer's residence, he shot and killed Deputy Thomas with a pistol.

Deputy Thomas was a leading candidate for sheriff. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Thomas' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-7-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

October 7, 2017

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