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Marshal Isaac Phillip Montgomery Police Department, West Virginia


Isaac Phillip "Ike" Thompson

Montgomery Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 22, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Ike Thompson was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on several men who had destroyed railroad property and were selling whiskey illegally.

The Fayette County sheriff had asked Marshal Thompson to serve the warrant on the men, who were in Gauley's Bridge, West Virginia. Marshal Thompson organized a posse and went to Gauley's Bridge to serve the warrant.

As they attempted to arrest the leader of the gang the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Marshal Thompson, killing him. The group fled to Richlands, Virginia, where they were located several days later. During an ensuing shootout one of the men was killed, but the man who shot Marshal Thompson escaped.

Marshal Thompson was survived by his expectant wife. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, West Virginia.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 22, 2015


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